Boards and Committees

Volunteers working to build a better community serve on numerous boards and committees.

Asterisk (*) indicates a vacancy.

Contact us or call the Mayor's office at 913-971-8500 for more information about our Boards and Committees

Submit a City of Olathe Public Service Application.

Board of Code Review
Purpose:  To review building trade licenses and make recommendations to the City Council regarding the adoption or amendment of various building codes.
Members:  7
Term:  4 years
Meetings:  As needed; no set meeting time
Staff Liaison:  Chief Building Official - (913) 971-9875


Board of Housing Commissioners
Purpose:  To plan, construct, maintain, operate, and manage subsidized housing units for low-income residents.
Members:  5
Term:  4 years
Meetings:  4th Wednesday, 6:00 p.m., 200 W. Santa Fe  
Staff Liaison: Housing Services Manager - (913) 971-6260


Board of Zoning Appeals
Purpose: To receive, hear, and decide appeals to official decisions pertaining to zoning requirements, and to consider applications for variances.
Members: 5
Term: 3 years
Meetings: 2nd Thursday, if there are pending matters to hear.
Staff Liaison: Planning Manager - (913) 971-8750


Citizens Police Advisory Council
Purpose: To serve as liaisons between the Police Department and Olathe citizens; to study, recommend, and review police programs designed to improve understanding and communication between the police and the community.
Members: 11
Term: 3 years
Meetings: 1st Thursday, 7:00 p.m., Public Safety Building, Training Room, 501 E. 56 Highway
Staff Liaison: Police Department - (913) 971-7800


Human Relations Commission
Purpose: To recommend and undertake activities to foster understanding and cooperation among the diverse groups in the Olathe community; to uphold the City of Olathe's ordinance against discrimination in housing and public accommodations.
Members: 11
Term: 3 years
Meetings: 4th Monday, 6:00 p.m., Lone Elm Conference Room - City Hall 2nd Floor, 100 E. Santa Fe
Staff Liaison: (913) 971-6260


Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm Foundation Board
Purpose: To preserve and advocate for the Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm Historic Site, generating and ensuring resources toward a successful community centerpiece.
Members: 9-17
Term: 4 years
Meetings: 1st Monday every other month, 6:00 p.m., Heritage Center, 1200 Kansas City Road
Staff Liaison: Site Manager - (913) 971-5500


Olathe Historic Preservation Board
Purpose: To advise the City Council on historic resources, help safeguard Olathe's architectural and cultural heritage, and make recommendations concerning a City-wide historic preservation plan.
Members: 7
Term: 3 years
Meetings: Quarterly
Staff Liaison: Customer Outreach Coordinator, Public Works - (913) 971-9045


Olathe Library Board
Purpose: To oversee the operation of the City's library.
Members: 8 (includes one ex-officio)
Term: 4 years
Meetings: 3rd Wednesday, 4:00 p.m., Olathe Public Library, 201 E. Park
Staff Liaison: Library Director - (913) 971-6850


Parks and Recreation Foundation Board
Purpose: To advise on construction, reconstruction, and improvement of public parks and recreation facilities, including the acquisition of land for park purposes, the acquisition of major recreational equipment and facilities, and the establishment of new City recreation programs.
Members: 9
Term: 3 years
Meetings: 2nd Thursday, 5:00 p.m., West Santa Fe Building, Recreation Conference Room, 200 W. Santa Fe
Staff Liaison: Parks and Recreation Director - (913) 971-8563


Persons with Disabilities Advisory Board
Purpose: To serve as a permanent committee of the Human Relations Commission and advise on special concerns of the disabled and the elderly.
Members: 12 (includes one Human Relations Commission member as ex-officio member)
Term: 3 years
Meetings: 2nd Wednesday, 5:30 p.m., City of Governors Room - City Hall 1st Floor, 100 E. Santa Fe
Staff Liaison: Human Relations Manager - (913) 971-6260


Planning Commission
Purpose: To adopt and amend regulations governing subdivisions; to approve plats and recommend zoning changes.
Members: 9
Term: 3 years
Meetings: 2nd & 4th Mondays, 7:00 p.m., City Hall, Council Chamber, 100 E. Santa Fe
Staff Liaison:  Planning Manager - (913) 971-8750


Street Maintenance Sales Tax (SMST) Citizens’ Finance Oversight Committee
Purpose:  The SMST Citizens’ Finance Oversight Committee is an advisory body tasked with the review of the 3/8 cent street maintenance sales tax-related revenues and expenditures during its term (April 2014 – March 2024) and  for informing the Council and monitoring the street maintenance sales tax expenditures to insure they are made in accordance with the referendum.
Members: 7
Terms: 2 years
Meetings: Annually
Staff Liaison: Director of Resource Management - (913) 971-8680


Teen Council
Purpose: To provide opportunities for youth to move through their teen years connected to their community and its values. The Council encompasses the energy and dedication of youth, made possible through a partnership of the City, Olathe District Schools, and Kansas School for the Deaf.
Members: 9
Meetings: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 3:45pm, City Hall, Lone Elm Conference Room, 100 E. Santa Fe
Staff Liaison:  Managment Intern - (913) 971-8674