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What's Happening Around Maize

Fastest growing city in Kansas

Maize is the fastest growing City in Kansas

According to the 2020 Decennial Census, U.S. Census Bureau and as published by the Kansas League of Municipalities, Maize is the fastest growing City in Kansas based on the percent of population change between 2010 and 2020: +67.7%.

Maize Fall Festival

Maize Fall Festival

Mark your calendars now for this year's Fall Festival. The festival will be held Friday, September 30 - Saturday, October 1, 2022 in the Maize City Park located at 401 S. Khedive.

Vendor Registration is now open! Register your business, arts and crafts, groups, fundraisers , etc. for Saturday, Oct. 1!  And, we have spots available for  Food Trucks.

Sponsorships are now available for all businesses! There are sponsorships for every budget! Contact aduntz@maizeks.gov with any questions!

Visit the festival website at http://maizefallfestival.com or the festival's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/MaizeFallFestival/ for updates and more information. 


City of Maize Updates

City Administrator Richard LaMunyon

From the City Administrator - April 2022:

Leading the State

In the January issue of the Kansas Government Journal it was announced, for all to see, that “Maize is the fastest growing City in Kansas”. For those of us that live and work here this is no surprise. We have witnessed the expansion of school campuses, new home additions, apartments, senior housing, commercial and industrial growth and development. This is all great and good for our community, however without the proper vison and prior planning it would not have been possible. My compliments to our Mayor and City Council of their vision for our community and for their continual support of our city employees who serve our great community. 

Good things are still happening in Maize!

Richard LaMunyon
City Administrator

Growth and Development

As the spring of 2022 is upon us the ever-expanding city-wide development continues at a record pace. Numerous housing additions are being assembled, with hundreds of new housing units being built. Multiple additional commercial businesses are in the plans and the industrial park is being expanded to accommodate added manufacturing plants and job opportunities. Also, you will observe additional roadway improvements, sidewalk enhancements and utility expansions. So as the weather warms, enjoy our community, say hi to your neighbors and welcome our new families as they have chosen our community for their home.

State partners with Maize for Pedestrian Safety on Maize Road

In the fall of 2020, the City of Maize applied for a highly competitive grant through KDOT’s Cost Share Program for the purposes of installing a crosswalk with pedestrian activated caution lights on Maize Road just north of Academy Avenue. With letters of support from Commissioner Lacey Cruise, Councilwoman Karen Fitzmier and USD 266; the project was one of a few selected for funding from the entire State.

The KDOT Cost Share Program provides financial assistance to local entities for transportation projects that improve safety, support job retention and growth, improve access or mobility, relieve congestion and help areas across the state improve the transportation system. The City of Maize was able to leverage taxpayer funds by matching local funds to the $45,000 gift from the State.

This summer, Wildcat Construction constructed the project. This project will compliment the 2022 Academy Avenue project which will feature wide bicycle and pedestrian paths on both sides of the street (stay tuned for an interactive website!).

Maize in Motion 

The City is developing a plan, Maize in Motion, to make bicycling and walking in Maize easier and safer. 

It will identify a future city-wide pedestrian and bicycle network, along with other improvements (parking, signage, and lighting). Maize in Motion will also suggest linkages to surrounding communities for regional connectivity. During the effort, the City, WAMPO, and Core Team will reach out to community members for feedback on issues, opportunities, recommendations, and priorities.

Visit the following links to learn more about Maize in Motion and to provide your opinions on what you would like in a city-wide pedestrian and bicycle network.

Academy Arts District Concept

Academy Arts District Master Plan

The City of Maize is developing a Master Plan to create a safe and walkable core in the community, a place of identity that lets people know they are in Maize. Academy Avenue and Park Avenue were identified as destination points for reimagining this  experience in Maize. The first step is to identify a cohesive community vision for the future of the district - whether you live, work, visit, or just travel through Maize, we want to hear from you!

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City of Maize
Through the integration of its population into every aspect of quality education, civic improvements, community appearance, commerce and recreation, Maize shall preserve its small town atmosphere and become the best small city in Kansas.

"Where Community Counts"

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