The City Hall houses most of the public records. Records include the required building permits, access to city ordinances, and assistance with making any open record requests.
- Building permits and applications
- Open Records Request (form)
- City Council information
- City Government offices
- Voter poll locations and election procedures
Arma's poverty level of 16.77 percent is currently around 47.1 percent greater than the poverty level of 11.4 percent across the state of Kansas. There are several programs available to help within the community. (based on 2019 data)
- Kansas Food Assistance Programs,
- S.E.K.-C.A.P. Information,
- SRS-Cash/Employment Assistance
- SRS-Child/Adult Protection Services
- SRS-Health Services
About Office StaffOverview:
The Mayor and City Staff serve in the executive role for cities. Responsibilities include updating paperwork, while maintaining documents.
Rock AndersonCity Mayor
As the chief executive officer, directs the administrative structure, including appointing and removing of department heads along with the day to day operations of the staff.
Jolene EdwardsCity Treasurer
Primarily reconciles invoices with payments made. One of three signatures on city issued checks and disbursement of municipal funds.
Bette LessenCity Clerk
Attends meetings of the city council, keeps a true record of its proceedings, and also keeps a record of all official acts.
Vanessa KentAssistant City Clerk
Issues monthly utility billing and collection of utility payments. Assists with the public to provide information and respond to requests.
The objectives are to provide legal services to the City in an accurate, timely and ethical manner with integrity and accountability to the community.
Tim FielderMunicipal Judge
Hears criminal cases involving charges of city law such as local code violations. Duties include setting penalties for individuals found guilty.
Tom HayesCity & City Court Attorney
Researches the Federal, State and Local laws, while issuing legal opinions to the appointed officials such as Council and Mayor.
Vanessa KentCourt Clerk
Compiles court case files and distributes them to the appropriate parties. Accepts, receipts, and accounts for all court fines and fees.
About Law EnforcementOverview:
The objectives are to provide the community with awareness and enforcement of local codes. Law Enforcement Officers many times function as the First Responders to a wide range of calls for assistance.
Chris HoltzPolice Chief
Through effective public safety services, the Police Chief establishes departmental goals and objectives through community interaction and activities such as patrols, security checks, and enforcement.
John AustinAssistant Police Chief
Performing a variety of duties including organizing, planning, and coordinating enforcement operations, the Assistant Police Chief works and represents the Chief and the department.
One of the many duties as an Officer, includes fostering good relationships and liaise with community groups and individuals. Additional duties may include activities such as monitoring and intervening when there might be harm to people or property.
Cory StrongSchool Resource Officer
SROs are officers who are available to students and work with elementary, middle and high school administrators, security staff and faculty on ensuring schools are safe.
As an Officer, duties may involve coordinating operations with other emergency services, observing and responding to various situations or emergencies including weather related events that may affect the community.
Review and approve the annual budget, ordinances and resolutions. Exercise the legislative powers of the city government.
Meeting: 1st & 3rd Mondays 6:30pm
Howard CampCity Council Member
Elected: Nov 2nd 2021
Richard KerleyCity Council Member
Appointed: Aug 2022
Rob LessenCity Council Member
Elected: Nov 5th 2019
Karma BurnsCity Council Member
Appointed: June 20th 2022
Gary PommierCity Council Member
Appointed: June 20th 2022