Vol. 1, Issue 5                                                                                 June 2017
USS Wichita Crew Visit Wichita
You may remember, last year, the USS Wichita was launched in Wisconsin. This is the third ship to be named after the City.  

This week, crew members from the ship are touring our community. Monday, they were at the Rotary Club at Botanica and on Thursday, Sedgwick County will host a dinner for them at the Sedgwick County Zoo.   
County Manager to Present 2018 Recommended Budget
Sedgwick County Manager Mike Scholes is set to present the 2018 Recommended Budget on Wednesday, July 12. The budget is a plan for how county resources will be invested so that essential public services will be available in our community.   

Members of the public will be able to comment on the recommended budget the morning of Wednesday, July 19 and the evening of Monday, July 31. Watch for reminders on Sedgwick County’s Facebook and Twitter.   Budget adoption is scheduled for Wednesday, August 2. 
Understand Floodplain Maps with MABCD

Recently, some homeowners reported they have been informed that they may need an additional flood insurance policy. The floodplain manager is available to help homeowners understand floodplain maps, developed by FEMA, and determine available options, if indeed a property is in the floodplain.


Prior to the floodplain maps taking effect, the Metropolitan Area Building and Construction Department held five public meetings to help homeowners understand how the new maps may affect them. FEMA released the most recent floodplain maps in December 2016.


A copy of the FEMA floodplain maps can be found online here: https://gismaps.sedgwickcounty.org/portal/

County Participates in Riverfest 2017
This year, Sedgwick County sponsored two care stations, a recognition ceremony for first responders, and had informational booths two days of the festival. Festival-goers could have participated in the County's social media booth and dressed up as a County firefigher, Sheriff recruit, zookeeper, and other professions. 
EMS Celebrates Patient Survivors and Rescuers

Sedgwick County EMS hosted an event on May 24 which celebrated survivors of sudden cardiac arrest and the first responders who assisted in their recovery.  Twelve former patients met the first responders – firefighters, EMS paramedics, and dispatchers – who played a role in their resuscitation. Sedgwick County EMS, Wichita Fire Department, Derby Fire Department, Valley Center Fire Department, Sedgwick County Emergency Communications, Sedgwick County Fire Department were recognized for their efforts at the event.


Cardiologist, Dr. Wassim Shaheen shared his thoughts on the difference the EMS system makes in recognizing heart attacks and transporting patients to facilities with intervention capabilities.


Additionally, the American Heart Association honored Sedgwick County EMS with the Mission Lifeline Gold status. The prestigious Mission Lifeline award is a quality achievement recognition for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks.  

Around the County
County leaders enjoyed lunch at Riverfest on Wednesday, June 7.
Commissioner Dennis and Commissioner Howell pose with Wichita Festivals, President/CEO, Mary Beth Jarvis.
Contact Commissioner David Dennis
525 N. Main, Ste 320, Wichita, KS 67203

Contact Public Information Officer:
Kate Flavin, 316-660-9370
525 N. Main, Ste 343, Wichita, KS 67203

Contact Corporate Communications Manager:
Keturah Austin, 316-660-9370
525 N. Main, Ste 343, Wichita, KS 67203