Vol. 1, Issue 6                                                                                  July 2017
Manager Presents Targeted Budget
County Manager Mike Scholes presented the 2018 Recommended Budget to commissioners on Wednesday, July 12. The $425,233,884 recommended budget for Sedgwick County and Fire District 1 includes funding for:
  • Safe and secure communities - $194.186 million
  • Effective government organization - $131.594 million
  • Human services and cultural experiences - $93.217 million
  • Communications and engagement (to include commissioners, county manager’s office, and elections) - $6.237 million

Members of the public may comment on the budget online now before the budget is adopted on August 2.  Join Sedgwick County for a social media town hall on the budget on Tuesday, July 25 at 2 p.m. The public is also welcome to attend and comment at the final budget hearing on Monday, July 31 at 6 p.m. on the third floor of the main courthouse at 525 N. Main. 
Rescued Eagle Released on Independence Day

Earlier this year a bald eagle was rescued at Lake Afton by Sedgwick County Sheriff officers and firefighters. It was rehabilitated by Eagle Valley Raptor Center. On Tuesday, July 4, the eagle was released into the wild. The Sheriff and Fire personnel who assisted with its initial rescue were also there to help release the bird.

County Hosts USS Wichita Crew
Six members of the USS Wichita crew spent several days in Wichita exploring the city and surrounding area.  Sedgwick County commissioners hosted a dinner at Sedgwick County Zoo for the crew and Wichita council members on Thursday, June 29. 

This will be the third ship named after the city. The Wichita is nearly 400 feet long and will be a faster ship, topping out at 40 knots. It will have a crew of 50 sailors. 
City Primary Elections for Three Districts

On Tuesday, August 1, registered voters in City of Wichita Council District 1, City of Haysville Council Ward 4, and City of Park City Council Ward 3 will be eligible to vote in the primary election. Additional information is available here.

Early voting will be available at the Sedgwick County Election Office (510 N. Main) during regular business hours through Friday, July 28 and through noon on Monday, July 31. Four additional locations will be open July 27 to 29.

On Election Day, voters are required to vote at their designated polling location. Locations can be found at https://gismaps.sedgwickcounty.org/election/pollplace/.  

Around the County
Commissioners attended a vote canvass to finalized the results of the Minneha Township election on Monday, July 17.
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