District 5
District 5
Newsletter
Council Member Bryan Frye
A message from Bryan Frye
This past week, Council Member Jeff Blubaugh and I attended the 2023 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE). As one of the largest tradeshows in the nation, NBAA-BACE provides an opportunity to aggressively promote the Air Capital to aircraft owners, industry professionals, manufacturers and customers. The Greater Wichita Partnership lead our delegation with 10 partnering companies and organizations. The show demonstrated a strong industry with growth, innovation, sustainability and a shared desire to shape the future. Pictured with me are (from left) Sedgwick County Commissioner Pete Meitzner, Todd Winters from Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics, Council Member Blubaugh, Assistant City Manager Troy Anderson, and Andrew Nave from the Greater Wichita Partnership.
A highlight of the trip was attending the media briefing for the rollout of the new Cessna Citation CJ3 Gen 2. We also met with representatives from Lee Aerospace, FlightSafety International, Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics, and Bombardier. Many of the conversations centered on workforce issues and the maintenance, repair and overhauls (MRO) sector. Growth within the MRO sector is a key focus of the Regional Growth Plan, an economic strategy to grow the Greater Wichita region’s economy, attract new businesses and expand existing industries. Pictured with me are (from left) Jonathon Goering and Andrew Nave from the Greater Wichita Partnership, Stephanie Harder from Textron Aviation, Sedgwick County Commissioner Pete Meitzner, and Assistant City Manager Troy Anderson.
NBAA-BACE is the year’s most significant convention for the business aviation industry and it’s always gratifying to hear how much respect & recognition the Air Capitol receives at this event. Thanks to all the Wichita-area companies who attended. You represented us well.
Wichita City Council
District 5 Council Member
Phone: 316-268-4331
One Night Only for a DAB 5 Field Trip
Mark your calendar for Monday, November 6 when the District 5 Advisory Board meeting takes place in the new Administration Building at the Northwest Water Facility. The building, located across the street from Sedgwick County Zoo, features a community room with a 90-person capacity as well as wireless internet access, a ceiling-mounted projector, and other equipment necessary for community meetings, programs, and workshops. The Administration Building address is 2120 North Hoover Road, Wichita, KS 67205.
Feedback needed at tonight's meeting
Each year, the City receives approximately $4.9 million in annual grants from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD), funds that support housing and community development activities. As part of our 5-year planning process, what do you see as being our city's needs and priorities when it comes to housing and community development? Tell us!

Consolidated Plan Public Forum
  • 4 to 6 pm
  • TONIGHT (Monday, October 23)
  • CityArts, 534 North Mead Street
  • Free admission, open to the public & no RSVPs needed
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Calling all tennis enthusiasts!
Get ready for a wickedly fun tennis extravaganza!

Join us on Sunday, October 29 for Ghoulish Games, the most spooktacular Halloween-themed tennis social event you'll ever attend! Dress up in your scariest costume and get ready for an unforgettable day of tennis, laughter, and prizes.

You'll not only get to participate in our thrilling doubles style tennis rotation on each court but also enjoy two drinks of your choice (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) and mouthwatering pizza. Our event is open to all levels, so whether you're a beginner or a pro, there's something for everyone!

But that's not all! Throughout the event, we've prepared various fun and challenging competitions where you can showcase your skills and win amazing prizes. Plus, our experienced pros will be there to offer valuable tips and guidance to take your game to the next level.

Grab your racket, put on your best costume, and join us at Ghoulish Games for an evening of tennis thrills that will send chills down your spine! Register at https://bit.ly/GhoulishGamesRTC
October 17 City Council Meeting Highlights
Here are a few highlights from last Tuesday's Wichita City Council meeting:

• Resolution Setting a Public Hearing for Consideration of a Project Plan (Tax Increment Financing) for the Delano/Stadium Project – passed 6/0, public forum to be set, passed 6/0
• Golf Fund Budget Adjustment – passed 6/0
• 2024 Facilities Maintenance – passed 6/0
• Funding for 2024 Dirt Street Paving Program – passed 6/0

As always, you may watch the entire City Council meeting on wichita.gov, YouTube, Facebook & Cox Channel 7.
Are you satisfied with City services?
Take the National Community Survey (NCS), which is conducted annually to gauge resident satisfaction with City services and determine priority areas for improvement.

Survey questions include:
  • Would you recommend Wichita to someone who asks?
  • How safe or unsafe do you feel in your neighborhood during the day?
  • Is it easy to travel via public transportation? 
  • How would you rate the overall economic health of Wichita? 

All responses are confidential, and no identifying information will be shared.
Today's Poll
Have you visited Westlink Branch Library's temporary location?
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Yes
No
Results from the previous poll
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Have you visited Pracht Wetlands Park?

Yes: 61.2%
No: 38.8%

(Photo courtesy of & copyright IRIS22 Productions LLC)
Invite Us to Your HOA or NA Meeting
Do you have questions about roadwork or crime in your area? Would you like to get a report from a City Official at your next Homeowners Association or Neighborhood Association meeting?


Email City Council Member Bryan Frye (bfrye@wichita.gov) or Community Services Representative Teresa Veazey (tcveazey@wichita.gov), and we will coordinate a visit with you.