Jeff Longwell

City of Wichita

Jeff Longwell, Mayor, City of Wichita

How long have you lived in Wichita?

I have lived in Wichita my entire life, growing a business and raising a family here. I’m proud to now be able to help lead Wichita.

What is something you love about this community?

Wichita is truly the opportunity capital. The people. Hands down. Our community is a vibrant mix of talent, personality and interests. Our wonderful mix of people makes us who we are. It also brings us opportunities to try new things and experience other cultures. Our mix of industries and employers also make Wichita a great place to work. To paraphrase the words of Charles Koch, Wichita is a great place to raise a family and an even better place to grow a business.

What would you share with someone who is considering moving to Wichita?

Get involved. Our community offers a bevy of opportunities to make a difference and help shape the direction our community is going. From District Advisory Boards to our many nonprofit volunteer options, how involved you want to be depends entirely up to you, your interests and your availability.


What would you like to say about Wichita in ten years?

Ten years from now, my oldest grandchild will be a teenager. I want her to look at Wichita and be excited about everything the city offers. I would like her to be excited about all of the opportunities ahead of her, and for building a future here and helping our city continue to grow.