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New Job Opportunities with Sedgwick County, 06/16/2024

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Administrative Support I - FORENSIC SCIENCE CENTER - Wichita, KS, US
Associate Veterinarian - Zoo - Wichita, KS, US
Integrated Care Team Specialist - COMCARE - Wichita, KS, US
Part-time Certified Peer Support Specialist - COMCARE - Wichita, KS, US
School Based Integrated Care Specialist II - COMCARE - Wichita, KS, US
WIC Registered Nurse, Nutritionist, Registered Dietitian - Health - Wichita, KS, US
Part-Time EMT - EMS - Wichita, KS, US
Equipment Operator II - Wichita, KS, US
Older Americans Act Project Coordinator - Aging & Disabilities - Wichita, KS, US
Part-time Crisis Clinician - COMCARE - Wichita, KS, US


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New Job Opportunities with Sedgwick County, 06/09/2024

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Administrative Support II - Wichita, KS, US
Administrative Support VI - Wichita, KS, US
Professional Development - Office Specialist - CORRECTIONS - Wichita, KS, US
Customer Service Supervisor - HEALTH - Wichita, KS, US
Part-time Crisis Response Specialist - COMCARE - Wichita, KS, US
Transportation Engineer - PUBLIC WORKS - Wichita, KS, US
Residential Data Collection Supervisor - Wichita, KS, US
Commercial Field Manager - Appraiser - Wichita, KS, US
Residential Market Analyst - Appraiser - Wichita, KS, US
Building Inspector II - MABCD - Wichita, KS, US


Wichita: News & Updates from District 5

 
District 5
District 5
Newsletter
Council Member J.V. Johnston
 
A message from J.V. Johnston
Multi-Agency Center - MAC Homeless Services Map
Greetings District 5:
 
At Thursday's media briefing, the City announced plans to utilize the former Park Elementary School (one of 6 schools closed by Wichita Public Schools at the end of the semester) at 1025 North Main Street as the new Multi-Agency Center (MAC) to help achieve our goal of functional zero homelessness in the community. Addressing the increase in the City's homeless population is the No. 1 issue in District 5 as homeless encampments have spread from the downtown core to west Wichita.
 
Please join me this afternoon (Saturday, June 8) from 2 to 4 pm for the MAC Community Open House at the Advanced Learning Library in downtown Wichita. This come-and-go event is an opportunity for residents to meet their Council Members and learn more about the City intends to use this facility for the 2024-2025 Emergency Winter Shelter.
Wichita Police Department and Wichita Fire Department
At Tuesday's workshop, the 2026 City Budget was our focus, and City staff illustrated the magnitude of the kinds of financial issues the City will be dealing with. We're facing a $55 million deficit from 2026 through 2028. It's prudent to plan ahead and find ways to address this issue to avoid any layoffs in public safety. I did NOT advocate for cutting 42 firefighter positions. I want us to look at all options to make sure we have a balanced budget. Tuesday's workshop was the first time we saw numbers and options to reduce expenses to balance the budget. Watch the budget meeting here.
Wichita Budget Simulator 2024
The Wichita Budget Simulator for the 2026 City budget gives residents the opportunity to identify which services they prioritize the most while keeping in mind there's a projected $13 million deficit in 2026. Not every department nor budget line-item is included in the simulator, but this budgeting tool does provide concepts that are likely to come before me and City Council members for consideration.
 
Do you have thoughts or ideas about the City of Wichita's budget? Where we should put our resources? Please email me at [email protected] and put "Budget" in the subject line. 
 
Best,
J.V. Johnston
Wichita City Council
District 5 Council Member
Phone: 316-268-4331
 
How do you travel around?
Wichita Area Metropolitan Planning Organization - WAMPO
The Wichita Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (WAMPO) provides a roadmap for 22 cities and 3 counties to carry out their transportation planning process. Developing long-term goals for Wichita city streets or dirt roads in Sedgwick County requires decision-making that supports improved mobility and access for residents. We need your input! Take the Metropolitan Transportation Plan 2050 Survey and share which forms of transportation you use and weigh in on regional transit service concepts. Survey deadline is June 30.
 
Sunflower Summer means free admission for your family!
Sunflower Summer from Kansas Tourism and Kansas Commerce
Kansas Tourism is again offering free admission to Kansas families with school-aged children at museums, zoos and cultural attractions around Kansas through the Sunflower Summer Program. Download the app and you'll have access to more than 220 attractions, including Exploration PlaceSedgwick County ZooWichita Art Museum, and Botanica. Search by location or by category once you create an account on the app. And Sunflower Summer isn't just for parents or legal guardians---grandparents may register grandchildren on their account to receive free admission.
 
 
Legal notices in the Wichita Eagle discussed at Monday's DAB 5 meeting
District 5 Advisory Board logo
At Monday night's District 5 Advisory Board (DAB 5) meeting, representatives from the City's Legal Department and Communications Team gave a presentation about legal notices, which are printed by McClatchy in the Wichita Eagle. DAB 5 members and residents in attendance were able to ask questions about the requirements of legal notices and give their feedback. At the June 18 City Council meeting, we will vote on whether to keep publishing the City's legal notices in the Eagle or designate the City's website as the "newspaper of record" and only post legal notices online.
 
Love to go to the pool? Buy a membership!
Relax and swim all summer long at Harvest Pool with a City Pool membership. For a family of four, a season pass is $200 with $30 for each additional family member. If you swim solo, individual memberships are $70. And your membership is good at all City swimming pools, including Minisa and College Hill.
 

Cyber Security Incident Update from the City of Wichita

City of WichitaCyber Security Incident

The City of Wichita is pleased to report that more City systems are coming back into service following the cyber security event three weeks ago. 

The City’s Information Technology team continues to work diligently to get more public-facing systems, including customer water billing, back in service as quickly as possible. 

Some external vendor systems, such as Park & Recreation’s summer programming, have already come back online sooner than others. We expect other City systems to go back into service on a rolling basis so we appreciate residents’ patience and understanding that restoring all systems will be more of a process than an event. Systems will only come back into service once they have been thoroughly vetted and tested. 

We will continue to provide updates on this matter at http://www.wichita.gov/alert.


Wichita Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Board Meeting

Wichita Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board Meeting

June 10, 2024 @ 5:30PM

The next Wichita Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board is scheduled for 5:30 pm, Monday, June 10, 2024 at the Wichita Transit, 777 E. Waterman, bldg.200. The meeting will include the following items:

  • Bicycle Plan Steering Committee
  • Bicycle and Pedestrian Facility Changes Related to K-96 Expansion
  • Project Tracking Update

Members of the public are welcome and encouraged to attend. This board meeting is an opportunity to provide input; and learn about bicycling and walking-related projects, programs, and policies.  

Wichita Bike/Pedestrian Advisory Board

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Wichita City Hall Highlights, 06/03/2024

 
What's Inside?
 
  • Cyber Security Incident Update
  • Evening City Council Meeting June 4th
  • City Council Recap - highlights from the most recent City Council meeting
  • Feedback - are you enjoying the newsletter? Let us know!
 
Cyber Security Incident Update
City of Wichita is still working to restore full functionality after a cyber security incident that occurred on May 5th.
 
Systems will only come back into service once they have been thoroughly vetted and tested.
 
What's Important:
  • Some external vendor systems have already come back online sooner than others.
  • We expect other City systems to go back into service on a rolling basis.
  • IT is continuing to work diligently to get customer water billing back in service as quickly as possible, but as of right now it is still offline. 
  • Online registration for Park & Recreation summer activities has been restored. Residents can sign up for all athletic leagues, aquatic programs, summer camps, classes, and rent swimming pools online.
  • Golf Wichita online functionality has been restored, including the ability to accept credit cards online and at all golf courses.
 
 
Evening City Council Meeting June 4th
City Council meeting with Council Member JV Johnston
City of Wichita will host the second of four evening City Council meetings on Tuesday, June 4th at 6pm.
 
What's Important:
  • The evening meeting time provides an opportunity for more accessibility and engagement
  • Agenda items include:
  • Neighborhood cleanup program
 
  • Amendment to the Chicken N Pickle CID
 
  • Several Planning Cases
 
 
City Council Recap
 
The following items were presented at the City Council meeting on May 21:
 
  • Board of Bids and Contracts – Approved 6/0
  • Public Hearing and Tax Exemption Request (Diversified Services, Inc.) – Approved 6/0
  • Ordinance Amending Section 15.01.590 - Pertaining to Fireworks – Approved 6/0
  • Supplemental Design Agreement No. 2 for Bleckley Drive Drainage Improvements – Approved 6/0
 
The agenda report may be found here and the video may be found here.

New Job Opportunities with Sedgwick County, 06/03/2024

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Patient Billing Representative - HEALTH - Wichita, KS, US
Adult Integrated Care Specialist Team Supervisor - COMCARE - WICHITA, KS, US
Employee Relations Specialist - HUMAN RESOURCES - Wichita, KS, US
Crisis Response Specialist - COMCARE - Wichita, KS, US
Part-time Crisis Response Specialist - COMCARE - Wichita, KS, US
Healthy Babies Nurse - HEALTH - Wichita, KS, US
Part-Time WIC Registered Nurse, Nutritionist, or Registered Dietitian - HEALTH - Wichita, KS, US
Children's ICS Team Supervisor - COMCARE - Wichita, KS, US
Volunteer Management Coordinator - HEALTH - Wichita, KS, US
Maternal and Child Health Coordination Manager - HEALTH - Wichita, KS, US


Wichita Park & Recreation Reminder: Online Registration is Back Up and Running!

Wichita Park & Recreation is thrilled to announce that our online registration is back up and running! Additionally, we are excited to share that we now accept credit cards for in-person payments. No more cash or check only—credit cards are welcome!

To register for any Wichita Park & Rec program, rent a swimming pool, or purchase ride tickets at Watson Park, click below. 

Join us for a fun-filled and active season ahead!

Register Now
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Wichita Park & Recreation | 455 N Main St 11th Floor | Wichita, KS 67202 US


New job opportunities with Sedgwick County, 05/26/2024

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Management Intern - COUNTY MANAGER - Wichita, KS, US
Criminal Justice System Analyst - COUNTY MANAGER - Wichita, KS, US
Crisis Stabilization / Observation Unit Integrated Care Specialist - COMCARE - Wichita, KS, US
Mobile Crisis ICS III - COMCARE - Wichita, KS, US
Part-time Crisis Integrated Care Specialist - COMCARE - Wichita, KS, US
Part-Time DOC Communications Specialist - CORRECTIONS - Wichita, KS, US
Part-time Van Driver - AGING & DISABILITIES - Wichita, KS, US
SCOAP/Transition Team Integrated Care Specialist III - COMCARE - Wichita, KS, US
Adult Field Based Integrated Care Specialist II - COMCARE - Wichita, KS, US
School Based Integrated Care Specialist II - COMCARE - Wichita, KS, US