The League is pleased to present Round 1 of the 3rd annual Kansas Hometown Showdown! The 64 cities listed are competing in Round 1 to continue on in the competition. Be sure to vote for your favorites by “liking” the city's specific photo. Look at the photo description to see which city submitted the photo. Voting for Round 1 will be open until 9 a.m. on March 5. Once you like a photo, your vote has been cast for this round.
About the League The mission of the League is to strengthen and advocate for the interests of the cities of Kansas to advance the general welfare and promote the quality of life of the people who live within our cities.
The League of Kansas Municipalities is a membership association that advocates on behalf of cities, offers training and guidance to city appointed and elected officials, and has a clear purpose of strengthening Kansas communities. Since 1910, the League has been a resource for cities across Kansas and has acted as a body to share ideas, facilitate communication between members, and provide information on best practices in city operations.
More than 580 of the 626 cities in Kansas are members, from the largest – Wichita, population 388,413 – to the smallest – Freeport, population 5, and most everyone in between. The League is governed by members through a governing body of elected officials and city appointed staff.
The League Advocates for Cities
The League fields a legislative staff of six to represent cities at the statehouse in Topeka and, when appropriate, in Washington, D.C. The League promotes Home Rule, effective public policy and the value of local control.
The League Offers Guidance
Through guidance on new laws and administrative rules, research activities, publications, and personnel and contract services, the League provides insight and guidance to act as a resource for cities.
The League Provides Training and Education
The League provides training and education for elected city officials and city staff through conferences, the Municipal Training Institute, webinars and workshops.
The League Keeps Cities Informed
The League publishes a multitude of publications, provides numerous webinars on hot topics, and answers thousands of legal calls each year for cities to provide up-to-date information and keep members aware of the changing municipal environment.