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City of Maize "Where Community Counts"
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Welcome to Maize, Kansas!

City of Maize Mayor Pat Stivers

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.

~ Mayor Pat Stivers

City Administrator Richard LaMunyonCity Administrator Richard LaMunyon to Retire at End of 2023

Public Announcement/News Release
March 21, 2023

Mayor Pat Stivers today announced that Maize City Administrator, Richard LaMunyon, has informed the City Council of his intention to retire from his duties at the end of December 2023, after 23 years of service.

Richard, a long-time resident of Maize, became City Administrator in 2000 when the city employed eight people (half were part-time), had a geographic size of one square mile, and a population of about 1,800 citizens.

Today, Maize is the fastest growing community in the State of Kansas. It now incorporates over ten square miles, employs fifty dedicated workers, and an estimated population of 7,100 residents.

During his tenure, city operations grew to include modern facilities at City Hall and Public Works for enhanced citizen services. Growth and economic developments successes include an industrial park district, commercial outlets, sixteen active housing developments and enhancements for quality-of-life amenities.

Before Richard began his career in Maize, he was a member of the Wichita Police Department for over 28 years, retiring at the rank of Police Chief.

As Wichita Police Chief he founded the "Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics," a charity movement to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympic Athletes. The LETR charity has evolved from 5 Wichita officers in 1981 to over 110,000 officers worldwide. It is the largest grassroots fundraising movement in the history of the Special Olympics. Since its inception, police officers' charitable efforts will surpass the $1 billion mark this year.

Later this year a special event will be scheduled to acknowledge Richard and his contributions to our City of Maize.

The City Council will proceed to establish criteria for a suitable replacement. A formal search process and timeline to identify a successor will be announced. The Governing Body will consider both internal and external candidates.

Mayor Pat Stivers
City of Maize, Kansas

Credit Card Fees

The City of Maize charges a 3% fee for all credit & debit card transactions.

Post Office Box

The Maize Post Office has requested that all City Correspondence go through our Post Office Box.  The Post Office will no longer forward mail that is addressed to our Grady Avenue address.  Please address all mail to the city to:

City of Maize, Kansas
P. O. Box 245
Maize, KS  67101-0245

Thank you!

Regular Events

City Council meetings are held every third Monday of the month: 7:00 p.m.   

Mayor's Briefing Workshop is held every Monday at 11:00 am at the City Hall Administration Conference Room and is open to the public.

Planning Commission meetings are held every first Thursday of the month: 7:00 p.m. 

Park & Tree Board meetings are held every second Tuesday of the month: 5:30 p.m.

Fast Facts About Maize

2020 Census:  5,735
Estimated as of 2022:  7,100
Year Established:  1870
Year Incorporated:  1886
County:  Sedgwick
State:  Kansas
Zip Code:  67101
Area Code:  316
Sales Tax:  7.5%
School District:  266
2021 Total Mill Levy:  154.093
Property Taxes in Maize

City of Maize
Through the integration of its population into every aspect of quality education, civic improvements, community appearance, commerce and recreation, Maize shall preserve its small town atmosphere and become the best small city in Kansas.

"Where Community Counts"

10100 W Grady Ave. ∙  P.O. Box 245 ∙ Maize, KS 67101
p:  (316) 722-7561 ∙  f:  (316) 722-0346