Contact Us

Departments  Email Telephone
Administration Email  913-322-5500
City Council Email   913-322-5500
Community Development Department Email  913-322-5520
Finance Department Email  913-322-5504
Fire Department Email  913-888-6066
Municipal Court Email  913-322-5540
Parks & Recreation Department Email  913-322-5550
Police Department Email  913-322-5560
Public Works Department Email  913-322-5570


City Leadership

The City of Merriam is governed by eight City Councilmembers (two representatives from each of the City's four wards) and a mayor. A city administrator and professional staff carry out the City Council's objectives, manage city operations, and provide services.

Elected Officials

Mayor Bob Pape

City Council

City Staff

City Administrator: Chris Engel

Assistant City Administrator: Caitlin Gard

Police Chief: Darren McLaughlin

Public Works Director: Celia Kumke

Parks and Recreation Director: Anna Slocum

Finance Director: Donna Oliver

Community Development Director: Bryan Dyer

Human Resources Manager: Stephanie Thompson

Communications and Public Engagement Manager: Jenna Gant



Holidays & Closures

 Holiday Observance Day
New Year's Day January 1*
Martin Luther King Day Observed on the third Monday in January
Memorial Day Observed on the last Monday in May
 Juneteenth  June 19*
Independence Day July 4*
Labor Day Observed the first Monday in September
Thanksgiving Observed on the fourth Thursday in November,
City offices are also closed the following Friday.
Christmas Day December 25*

*A recognized holiday that falls on a Saturday will be observed on the preceding Friday. A recognized holiday that falls on a Sunday will be observed on the following Monday.

When December 25 falls on a Tuesday then, Monday, December 24 is observed as an additional holiday. When December 25 falls on a Thursday, then Friday, December 26 is observed as an additional holiday.