Mayor Ken Sissom


Term: 2018-2021

Mayor Ken Sissom

Why Did You Join City Council? 
I decided to run for Mayor because in 2008 the City Council was fractured; one half did not like the other. I felt that strong leadership was needed to bring greater focus and more efficient operations to our city government.  

What Are Your Goals for the City?
Continue forward progress where needed. We need to see the Kmart site properly developed. We need to do what is possible to upgrade and make downtown Merriam a more viable and attractive place for shoppers and visitors.

Tell Us an Interesting Fact About Yourself?
Prior to being elected Mayor, I served 26 years protecting the citizens as police officer, including 13 years as the police chief. I now work for the Johnson County Community College as the director of the Police Academy.