Government

Overview


Paola is organized under a Mayor-Council-Manager form of government. The City Council has four members with staggered two year terms. One City Council Member is elected from each of the city’s four Wards. The Mayor is also elected for a two year term and is elected from the city at large. The City Manager is hired to administer the daily affairs of the city under the direction of the Mayor and City Council who set the policy for the city.

Council Meetings


The City Council meets regularly on the second Tuesday of each month. Council Meetings begin at 6:00 pm and are held at the Municipal Court Room at the Paola Justice Center located at 805 North Pearl.
City Hall


Council Work Study Sessions


Council Work Study Sessions are scheduled as needed and are usually held on the first Tuesday of the month. These sessions usually begin at 6:00 pm and are held in the Second Floor Conference Room at Paola City Hall located at 19 E Peoria Street. From time to time work sessions may be held at a different location.


Open Meetings


All City Council Meetings and Council Work Study Sessions are open to the public.

 ***Due to federal, state and local guidelines regarding social distancing and crowd size in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, public meetings and public comment during public meetings may require modification.  

 


Contact Information


City Hall

19 E. Peoria

Paola, KS 66071

Ph: (913) 259-3600

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm