City Council

Mayor

Joel Wicoff
2 W. Jackson Ave.
P.O. Box 308
Iola, KS 66749
Email: Joel Wicoff

Council Members

Ward 1

Jonathan Wells
2 W. Jackson Ave.
P.O. Box 308
Iola, Ks. 66749
918-724-0325

Nancy Ford
2 W. Jackson Ave.
P.O. Box 308
Iola, Ks. 66749
620-228-1214

Ward 2

Bob Shaughnessy
2 W. Jackson Ave.
P.O. Box 308
Iola, Ks. 66749
620-228-1303

Beverly Franklin
2 W. Jackson Ave.
P.O. Box 308
Iola, Ks. 66749
620-365-5764

Ward 3

Michael Middleton
2 W. Jackson Ave.
P.O. Box 308
Iola, Ks. 66749
620-363-2309

Donald Becker
Council President
2 W. Jackson Ave.
P.O. Box 308
Iola, Ks. 66749
620-365-6551

Ward 4

Sandy Zornes
2 W. Jackson Ave.
P.O. Box 308
Iola, Ks. 66749
620-365-3258

Aaron Franklin
2 W. Jackson Ave.
P.O. Box 308
Iola, Ks. 66749
620-228-2745

Voter Information

Iola is divided into four voting wards. Each ward elects two council members, and a mayor at large. Voting for all wards in all elections takes place in the North Community Building located at 505 North Buckeye Street.

You must be a registered voter to take part in elections. To become a registered voter, visit the Allen County Clerk's office located inside the court house building on the square.

Map of Iola's Voting Wards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

City Council

Photograph of the Iola City Council members from Left to Right, front row: Jon Wells, Nancy Ford, Beverly Franklin, Aaron Franklin.Backp row: Sandy Zornes, Austin Sigg, Mayor Joel Wicoff, Donald Becker, Bob ShaughnessyFront Left to Right: Jon Wells, Nancy Ford, Beverly Franklin, Aaron Franklin. Back: Sandy Zornes, Austin Sigg, Mayor Joel Wicoff, Donald Becker, Bob Shaughnessy.

One Mayor and eight Councilmen make up the Governing Body. Individually, the Mayor and Councilmen are equal and have no official powers unless they are acting as a body. The Mayor presides over meetings and does have some “official” capacity such as making board appointments and declaring Proclamations. Only as a “governing body” can policy be made or changed.

Regularly scheduled Council meetings are held at the New Community Building in Riverside Park, 600 S. State St. on the second and fourth Mondays of each month beginning at 6:00 p.m.

The Mayor and Councilmen are each elected for two-year terms on a staggered schedule.

Citizens of Iola who are registered voters and over the age of 18 may file and pay a $10 fee to place their name on the ballot for the City Council. There are no other requirements other than filing a statement of financial interests.

Voting Wards

All voting is conducted at the North Community Building located at 505 N. Buckeye St.

First Ward
Beginning at the northwest corner of the intersection of Cottonwood and Breckenridge streets, then west along the north side of Breckenridge Street to the west city limit, and north along the west side of Cottonwood Street to the north city limit. See Map link at right.
Second Ward
Beginning at the north city limits, then south along the east side of Cottonwood Street to the northeast corner of the intersection of Carpenter Street, then east along the north side of Carpenter Street to the northeast intersection of Second Street, then south along the east side of Second Street to the northeast corner of intersection of Douglas Street, then east along the the north side of Douglas Street, to the northeast corner of the intersection of Kentucky Street, then south along the east side of Kentucky Street to the northeast corner of the intersection of East Street, then east along the north side of East Street to the east city limits. See Map link at right.
Third Ward
Beginning at the southwest corner of the intersection of Cottonwood and Breckenridge streets, then west along the south side of Breckenridge Street to the west city limits, and south along Cottonwood Street to the south city limits. See Map link at right.
Fourth Ward
Beginning at the southwest corner of Cottonwood and Carpenter streets, along the east side of Cottonwood Street to the south city limits, then east along the south side of Carpenter Street to the west side of Second St, then south along the west side of Second Street to the southwest corner of Douglas Street, then east along the south side of Douglas Street to the southwest corner of Kentucky Street, then south along the west side of Kentucky Street to the southeast corner of East Street, then east along the south side of east Street to the east city limits. See Map link at right.