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Office of Public Affairs

Welcome to the Office of Public Affairs. The office is charged with executing internal and external communications for the Department of Administration, including contact with media, assisting with Kansas Open Records Act requests and coordinating with other agency public information officers. The agency publishes a monthly newsletter, Connected, that is distributed to all Department of Administration employees.

The office also serves as the legislative liaison between the agency and the Kansas Legislature. The office works with legislators, the governor's office and other state agencies on policy matters and provides information to help guide decisions.

South Steps FridaysIn addition, the Office of Public Affairs coordinates the annual South Steps Fridays at the Kansas Statehouse. The event, complete with live music, provided through a partnership with the University of Kansas School of Music and Reach Out Kansas, and a variety of informational displays, provides a venue for visiting the beautiful and historic Kansas Statehouse and kick off the weekend. Learn about exciting and diverse Kansas attractions and organizations. Events are held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. every other Friday from the end of May until early August.  The events and space for providing information booths are free of charge.

Contact:
John Milburn, Director of Legislative and Public Affairs, 785.296.6866

Visiting Topeka
If you are planning a trip to Topeka to visit the Kansas Statehouse or other state office buildings, you can download a copy of the map of the area, including a location of state agencies housed in the Capitol Complex. Enjoy your visit. 

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News releases

Gov. Brownback marks 125th anniversary of the birth of President Eisenhower

Oct 13, 2015
Eisenhower Center, Abilene


TOPEKA _ Gov. Sam Brownback on Tuesday issued the following statement marking the 125th anniversary of the birth of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who was born Oct. 14, 1890.

“Men like Dwight D. Eisenhower are rare among us. They embody the qualities to which we all aspire – honor, integrity, courage and steadfast commitment to family, faith and country. On this anniversary of his birth, we rightly feel pride that he called Kansas home.

“Eisenhower’s legacy is of a man who understood the need for military force to defeat the world’s enemies and the importance of building a lasting peace and a prosperous America. Despite his many accomplishments, he remained simply ‘Ike,’ a boy from Abilene Kansas, a devoted husband and father. A great American.

“As Governor, I support efforts to memorialize the accomplishments and values that Eisenhower embodied by building a national monument which represents those values for which Eisenhower so valiantly fought.  

“On this 125
th anniversary of his birth, let us pause to remember his many accomplishments and take pride in the fact that he, like us, called Kansas home.”