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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

  • Department of Administration Chili Cook-off, auction set for Thursday

    Oct 27, 2015
    The Department of Administration is hosting a Chili Cook-off and silent auction this Thursday (October 29) in the Statehouse Rotunda to benefit the United Way of Greater Topeka. Chili will be served from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Donations are $5 and include a bowl of chili, cinnamon roll and bottle of water. There will also be 10 gift baskets prepared by the Department of Administration that will be auctioned off during the event
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  • Deer-vehicle crashes increase in fall

    Oct 14, 2015
    Mating season and the quest for more secure habitat have deer on the move at this time of year, increasing the chances of vehicle collisions.Typically, the greatest occurrence of deer-vehicle crashes is in mid-November when the rut, or mating season, peaks.
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  • Gov. Brownback marks 125th anniversary of the birth of President Eisenhower

    Oct 13, 2015
    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.
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  • Protect against the flu now by getting a vaccination

    Oct 08, 2015
    Influenza season is underway, and a flu vaccine is the single best way to protect yourself and those around you. Last flu season, 117 people in Kansas died as a direct result of the flu. Vaccinations are available now.
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  • Dwight D. Eisenhower inducted into Kansas Walk of Honor

    Oct 07, 2015
    Mary Jean Eisenhower, granddaughter of Dwight D. Eisenhower, and her son Merrill Atwater, joined Governor Sam Brownback, General Victor J. Braden, Fort Leavenworth, and Timothy Rives, Eisenhower Presidential Library, in adding President Eisenhower to the Kansas Walk of Honor. His bronze plaque will join 10 other notable Kansans along the walkways of the Kansas State Capitol.
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