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. 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 public housing on Chrysler Drive, and the Wamego Municipal Airport. The City Manager is assisted by an administrative staff, housed at the City Office, 430 Lincoln Ave.
The Parks and Cemetery Department maintains the Cemetery and the Public Works Department marks out spaces for burials, and performs the opening/closing.