Paola is organized under a Mayor-Council-Manager form of government. The City Council has four members with staggered two year terms. One City Council Member is elected from each of the city’s four Wards. The Mayor is also elected for a two year term and is elected from the city at large. The City Manager is hired to administer the daily affairs of the city under the direction of the Mayor and City Council who set the policy for the city.

City Hall

Council Meetings

The City Council meets regularly on the second Tuesday of each month. Council Meetings begin at 6:00 pm and are held at the Municipal Court Room at the Paola Justice Center located at 805 North Pearl.

Council Work Study Sessions

Council Work Study Sessions are scheduled as needed and are usually held on the first Tuesday of the month. These sessions usually begin at 6:00 pm and are held in the Second Floor Conference Room at Paola City Hall located at 19 E Peoria Street. From time to time work sessions may be held at a different location.

Open Meetings

All City Council Meetings and Council Work Study Sessions are open to the public.  

Contact Information

City Hall

19 E. Peoria

Paola, KS 66071

Ph: (913) 259-3600

Hours: Monday - Friday, 7:30 am - 4:30 pm