The City of Oswego is fortunate to have citizens who are willing to participate in the direction
and improvement of the city by serving on a board or committee. Most committees are
established by City Ordinance with a certain number of board members that serve for limited
terms, usually three or four years. When a board member’s term is up the Mayor appoints
members to fill the vacancy.
If you would be interested in serving on one of the following committees please fill out the
Committee Volunteer Form and submit it to the City Office at 703 Fifth Street or mail to PO Box
210, Oswego, KS. This form will let the Mayor know of your interest in serving on a committee
and provides contact information in the event you are appointed a Board Member. Please note
that appointments are made only when there is a vacancy.
Seven Members, Meets 4th Tuesday, 3 Yr Term
The Airport Board was created for the purpose of advising the City Council on matters relating
to the development, maintenance and operation of the airport and to promote aviation and use
of the airport for special events.
Seven Members, Meets 4th Thursday, 3 yr Term
The Housing Committee was created for the purpose of advising the governing body on matters
relating to Housing issues within the City. Duties also include particpating in housing grants or
programs available through state or federal agencies and making recommendations to the council.
OEDC (Oswego Economic Development Committee)
Last Thursday of the month
The OEDC prepares comprehensive strategic planning and prepares and submits policies to
encourage growth of business and industry within the community.
PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD
Seven Members, Meets 1st Monday, 4 yr Term
The Library Board employs a librarian and other employees, adopts rules and regulations for
administration of the library, acquires books, magazines, pictures and other material and equipment
for the maintenance of the library.
PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION
Seven Members, Meets 3rd Monday, 3 yr Term
The Planning and Zoning Commission prepares, adopts and maintains zoning and subdivision
regulations on all land within the city. The commission prepares comprehensive strategic
planning and advises the governing body on the rules and regulations controlling and restricting
the use of land, location of buildings and structures, regulating the density of development and
dividing the city into zoning districts.
Five Members, 1st week of every other month, 3 yr Term
The Tree Board prepares and develops a plan for the care, preservation, pruning, planting,
replanting or removal of trees and shrubs in parks and along streets and other public areas.