Mayor Wolgast wants citizens to understand the appointment process for our various city boards and commissions. The requirements vary from board to board. If you are considering serving on a Topeka board or commission, we hope you find this information helpful.
If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact the Mayor’s office at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 785-368-3895.
Apply for a board.
City ordinance requires that councilmembers select the nominees for membership to any city created board. If you are seeking nomination to a city-created board (see list below) you will need to contact your council person (or any council person) and request that they nominate you to serve. This requirement applies to first time appointees as well as re-appointees.
The Mayor’s Office suggests that you complete the application form provided above and submit it to your council person when requesting to be nominated. The council person will submit your name for nomination along with your application form and accompanying information to the Mayor’s Office.City
City Boards Requiring Council Nomination:
1) Topeka Metropolitan Transit Authority
Please follow the same procedure as the city-created board.
All Other Boards where the Mayor Appoints Without Council Nomination:
Any board not listed above will be directly appointed by the Mayor. Any person seeking appointment to one of these boards must submit the online application and accompanying background information directly to the Mayor’s Office.