City of Maize
Maize is a unique, progressive city on the northwest edge of Wichita enjoying metropolitan status in a rural surrounding. We are a civic-minded community with numerous citizens who volunteer their time for an array of activities. Our city officials and city staff continue to strengthen the value of teamwork and civic loyalty, as we provide essential services ensuring all citizens a secure environment in which to live, work and play. Excellent schools, low crime rate and easy access to the entire metro area makes Maize a unique place to live. We welcome you to Maize and invite you to visit our local businesses. Be sure to visit our Highlights page to learn about current and upcoming events and updates on current city issues from our city administrator.
Donna Clasen, Mayor
City of Wichita
Mayor Longwell was elected to office in April 2015. He is a long-time resident of Wichita. He grew up in a west-side neighborhood and attended West High School and Wichita State University.
Public service is his passion. He started his civic work as a Maize School Board member. He initially became involved because his children attended Maize schools. His involvement led to leadership roles which included serving as board President. That experience inspired him to run for City Council in 2007. He was elected to serve as the District V City Councilmember in April 2007. He was re-elected for a second term in April 2011.
During his eight years on the Council, Mayor Longwell worked on developing more flood control, improving public safety and increasing access to west Wichita. Mayor Longwell has championed many issues related to improving the community including government accountability, accessibility and transparency; economic development and job creation; strategic regional partnerships; quality of life issues; a strong infrastructure; and public transit. He and his wife, Suzie, have a daughter, Angela; and twin sons, Ryan and Bryan.
Four Representatives and four Senators represent Maize USD 266 patrons at the state Capitol in Topeka. The Kansas Legislature convenes in January of each year and typically adjourns in late April or early May. The primary source of funding for public school districts in the state of Kansas is determined by state legislators during the time they are in session.
To contact your legislator or to learn more about the Kansas Legislature, please visit the official website for the Kansas Legislature.
State Board of Education
The State Board of Education, headquartered in Topeka, controls the Kansas State Department of Education. and is a constitutional body established in Article 6 of the Kansas Constitution. The ten members of the Board of Education are each elected to four-year terms. The Board helps determine educational policy for the state's primary and secondary schools.
The State Board of Education meets the second Tuesday and Wednesday of each month. A Citizens' Open Forum is at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday. Comments are limited to two to three minutes per person.
To contact your State Board of Education representative, click on the link below.
Sedgwick County Commission
The Sedgwick County Commission meets weekly at 9 a.m. on Wednesdays at the Sedgwick County Courthouse, 525 N. Main St., in downtown Wichita.
To contact your county commissioner, please click on the link below.