Winfield's governing body consists of three Commissioners elected at-large. HB 2104, effective July 1, 2015, established city elections beginning in 2017 to be held in the fall of odd years on a non-partisan ballot.
The person receiving the largest number of votes is elected to a four-year term and the person receiving the second largest number of votes is elected to a two-year term. The Mayor is elected each year by the governing body to serve for the ensuing year.
Each Commissioner receives as compensation $600 per year, payable fifty dollars per month.
The City Commission invites and encourages the public to attend all Commission meetings. The Commission meets regularly in the Community Council Room on the first floor of the City Hall building, 200 E. Ninth. Meetings are on the first and third Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. Should a regular meeting fall on an observed Holiday, the meeting will be held on the next day that is not an observed Holiday. Work sessions, to discuss City issues and provide information to the public and City Commission, are held at 4:00 p.m. the Thursday prior to the regular Monday meeting in the same location as the regular meeting.
Agendas, which list all items to be considered at each Commission regular meeting, are available through the City Clerk's office, 620-221-5500, or on this web site. Commission Agendas are aired on Cox Cable Ch. 7, as well. Review current and previous agendas at Agendas & Minutes. Agendas for work sessions are available through the City Manager's office, 620-221-5525.
At the beginning of regular City Commission meetings there is a an opportunity for citizen comments about items not otherwise on the Agenda. The Mayor or Presiding Officer will ask speakers to give their name and address, for the record, before proceeding. While speakers are not limited, they are asked to present their matters in a fair and reasonable amount of time. If a citizen does not wish to speak before the Commission but has a concern they would like to have addressed, please email the City Clerk or call, 620-221-5500.
Accommodations and modifications for people with disabilities are available upon request. Requests should be made as far in advance as possible, but not less than 72 hours prior to the meeting. Call 620.221.5500 or email the City Clerk's Office with questions about accommodations.
If you have any questions about how you may participate in the governmental process, please call or email the City Clerk's Office, 620-221-5500 or 800-700-1928.
CITY COMMISSION MEETINGS & WORK SESSIONS CITY HALL, 200 E. 9TH
* Rescheduled due to holiday