Wamego is governed by a Commission-Manager form of government. The five member City Commission is elected at large by the registered voters of Wamego, and each member serves a four year term. The City Commission appoints a City Manager to direct many of the City's affairs on a day to day basis, although some City facilities are administered through City boards, appointed by the City Commission. These facilities include the Wamego City Hospital, Wamego City Library, Wamego Housing Authority, and the Wamego Municipal Airport.
Each year in April, the City Commission elects one of its members as Mayor, to serve as chairperson and to represent the City on formal occasions and official documentation.
The City Commission, also known as the Wamego Governing Body, is ultimately responsible for all City government affairs, including approval of the City's annual operating and capital improvements budgets, approval of all expenditures, appointments to City boards and commissions, annexation of property into the City, acceptance of dedications (streets, easements), approval of contracts for City projects, agreements with other governments or private firms, and approval of ordinances on a wide variety of topics, such as traffic regulations, utility rates, management of City property, animal control, nuisances, zoning and subdivision of land, etc.
Regular City Commission meetings are held the first and third Tuesday of each month, at 6:00 PM, in the City Commission room on the second floor of the Wamego City Office at 430 Lincoln Avenue. Work sessions to informally discuss City matters are typically conducted in the City Commission room at 4:30 PM, the Monday immediately prior to regular meeting days.
If you have an item to be placed on the City Commission meeting agenda, please contact the Wamego City Manager or the City Clerk at least one week prior to the meeting.
City Commission Members:
- Clifford Baughman
- William Ditto - Mayor
- Victor Enns
- Larry Fechter
- Robert Morse, Jr.