Form of Government

  • Kansas law authorizes three basic forms of City Government.  The City of Wellington operates under the Mayor-Council-Manager form of government.  In this form of government, the City Manager administers the affairs of the City, under the direction of the Mayor and Council, who then set policy for the City.
  • The Governing Body consists of the Mayor and six Council Members elected At-Large.  

Council Filing Information

  • The Mayor and Council members are elected in the fall of odd-numbered years.  Positions elected alternate between Mayor and 3 Council seats and the remaining 3 Council seats.
  • The filing deadline is noon on June 1st.
  • A candidate may file by fee or by petition.  The filing fee is $20.00.  Filing by petition requires signatures of 50 qualified electors of the city.  The fee or petition must be filed with the County Clerk/County Election Officer along with the required forms.
  • Forms required, whether filing by fee or petition, include a Candidate’s Declaration of Intention and a Statement of Substantial Interest for Local Office.  A Local Office Affidavit of Exemption form may be used if the candidate expects to receive and spend less than $500 in the Primary and receive and spend less than $500 in the General.
  • Filing forms are available in the County Clerk/County Election Officer’s Office.If filing by petition, the petition form is available on the Kansas Secretary of State’s website

Council Meetings

  • Held the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers located at the City Administration Center, 317 S. Washington Ave.
  • Governing Body RULES OF PROCEDURE.