GOVERNMENT

Local government for your local needs

Towanda was established in 1870 and officially incorporated in 1905. 

The city is governed by a mayor/council form of government and is a city of the third class. 

The governing body consists of a mayor and a five-person council.  

Towanda residents elect the members of the governing body to four-year terms.  City elections are

non-partisan, meaning candidates do not run as members of a particular political party.  Individual

party affiliations are not relevant to their positions within the governing body.

The mayor presides at the city council meetings held at 7:00 p.m. on the second Wednesday

of each month.  Meetings are open to the public and held at City Hall. 

City council work sessions and special meetings may be called as needed.

City Council
Contact information for city council members, agendas and minutes, etc.

 

City Staff Directory
Directory of city staff members, including phone numbers and email addresses.

 

Code of Ordinances
Searchable online version of the Municipal Code of Ordinances.

 

Departments
Learn more about the departments of the city: Administration, Law Enforcement, Municipal Court, Public Works, and Planning and Zoning.

Document Center
A directory that allows you to browse city documents, reports, applications, agendas, meeting minutes, and more.

 

Utility Office
Download an application for city utility service, pay your utility bill, and learn about the utility billing process.

Register to Vote
If you are new to Towanda or Kansas, make sure that you register to vote for your elected officials.  Voter ID laws and online voter registration.