The League Policy Committees help to establish the policies that guide the organization’s legislative efforts. The League encourages any member municipal employee or elected official who is interested in serving on a committee to join us at one or more of our meetings. The policy committees meet three times each year – a specified date in August, in October at the Annual Conference, and in January as part of Local Government day. While we would encourage anyone who is interested in serving to register, and make sure that you are also able to attend the dates listed below.
Presentations provided at the 2018 Policy Committee meetings are available for members only to review on our website.
Click on the title below to register for each specific policy committee:
Public Officers & Employees: meets Tuesday, August 21
Committee Chair - Jim Toews, Mayor, Inman
This committee reviews and recommends League positions dealing with a range of employment matters, including KPERS, wage and hour laws, unions, workers compensation, unemployment insurance, etc. This committee also handles League positions relating to public officials, including ethics, elections, and other requirements of holding public office.
Utilities & Environment: meets Thursday, August 23
Committee Chair - Jason Jones, Councilmember, Hesston
This committee reviews and recommends League positions on water supply, water quality, water planning, solid waste, air quality, other environmental quality issues and franchise authority.
Finance & Taxation: meets Tuesday, August 28
Committee Chair - Toni Wheeler, City Attorney, Lawrence
This committee reviews and recommends League positions on finance & taxation issues, including local option taxes, property tax lid, tax exemptions, motor vehicle tax, franchise fees, etc.
Legislative Policy: meets Thursday, August 30
Committee Chair - Daron Hall, City Manager, Pittsburg
This committee reviews and recommends League positions in all other policy areas and provides general oversight of the policy statement.
All policy committees will meet on the listed date from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the League, 300 SW 8th Avenue, Topeka - Lower Level Conference Room. Please register by clicking the title of the policy committee you wish to participate so we may get an accurate headcount for lunch.