Public Information


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Public information is handled through the City Administration Office. The City Attorney and Community Coordinator serve as the Public Information Officer (PIO) for the City of Great Bend.

The PIO along with city staff are responsible for a number of duties, including:

  • Media relations
  • Community education
  • Website maintenance
  • Great Bend Channel 20
  • Internal communications
  • Facilitation of public meetings

Outside Components

  • Official Statements - The City Attorney is responsible for making official statements on behalf of the City of Great Bend unless assigned to a staff person.
  • Public Records Requests - Public records requests should be made through the Great Bend City Clerk and are subject to various copying and handling fees.
  • Maps - The Engineering Department is responsible for generating various available maps for established fees.

All of these various components of public information can be reached at 620-793-4111.

Public Information FYI

  • Public Notification: Attached is the Kansas Water Pollution Control Permit & Authorization to Discharge under National Pollutant to Discharge Elimination System. To see full document click here, or come to City Hall as it will be posted and available by the front desk for 30 days from 9/9/19.
  • Public Notification: Attached is the EPA notice of the Public Meeting that will be held May 18 online at 6pm in regards to the Great Bend Superfund site with Plating, Inc. English Notice - Spanish Notice 

COVID-19 - Coronavirus Update:

Updated COVID DECISION TREE - Dec. 2020

Mask Mandate Issued for Barton County

See official Press Release here

Mask Mandate for State of Kansas -

See Official Document here


Posted May 5, 2020 


Posted April 24, 2020

Emergency Food Options Release

TEFAP Distribution Sites Release

Posted April 21, 2020

Barton County 8th Positive Case Release

Posted April 17, 2020

NR Hero Relief Program Release

Barton County 6th Positive Case Release

Governors Executive Orders Page

Posted April 16, 2020

Kansas Hispanic & Latino Affairs Commission Facebook page

Updated COVID-19 Great Bend Restaurant List

View Kendal’s Koffee at 1pm with Spanish Translator Here: Explore Great Bend on FB or view in page videos at same link

Kendal’s Koffee Documents: English & Spanish

Posted April 15, 2020

Barton County 5th Positive Case Release

Barton County Press Release: Working Capital Loans Still Available For Hoisington, Ellinwood, Claflin, and Other Rural Businesses

Posted April 7, 2020

COVID 19 Accurate Resources

Posted April 6, 2020

Kendal’s Koffee with Spanish Translator

Posted April 5, 2020

PSA- What to expect from Emergency Personnel

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Please remember that just because EMS/Fire Teams are dressed like this does NOT mean the person has COVID-19, we are taking all necessary precautions

Posted April 3, 2020

Weekly Update Press Release from the County

Utility Billing Options in English & In Spanish

Posted March 31, 2020

Small Business Handout & Unemployment

Paid Sick Leave & Expanded FMLA

Posted March 30, 2020

Barton County Health Dept. Releases information on 1st Positive case in Barton County

City Council meeting Change press release

Posted March 28, 2020

Here is the  link to the Kansas Essential Function Framework website  Please refer to it if you have questions about being an essential function.

Governors Stay At Home Order

Posted March 26, 2020

BIG UPDATE: County Health Order

Great Bend Shopping List - closures special times - to be added to the list please email 

Great Bend Restaurant Changes List - to be added or change information please email 

Governors Executive Orders - Reminder Restaurants and Bars MUST comply with this!

Local Community Development Block Grant Funds... See info Here!CBDG Terms 

Posted March 25, 2020

Emergency Response Application & Public Notice

Posted March 24, 2020

Barton County’s Press Release 

Governor Kelly’s Executive Orders on COVID-19 #20-14 & #20-15 

Posted March 23, 2020

Press Release from Barton County Emergency Services

FEMA’s Rumor Control - see the facts!!!

Scam Warning!! Do NOT give out personal information over the phone regarding COVID-19 stimulus checks or any other information!

Posted March 20, 2020

Kansas Hospitality Relief Fund Website & Handout

Airport Notice

Inspection Guidelines

Posted March 19, 2020 

KDHE 3-19-2020 Update

Press Release: Municipal Court Sessions Cancelled  

Press Release: City/County Meeting Cancelled

Press Release: Kendal’s Koffee Cancelled

Small Business Resources email from Roger Marshall’s Office for Relief

Posted March 18, 2020

KDHE dedicated webpage for COVID-19 resources & Information - 

Senior Center Meals on Wheels Update - donations needed

Small Business Resources from Congressman Dr. Roger Marshall’s Office

Posted March 17, 2020

Food Establishment Guidelines

USD 428: Message to Parents, regarding Gov. Kelly’s Executive Order

Governor Kelly’s Executive Orders on COVID-19 #20-04 & #20-05

KDHE 3-17-2020 Updated

City Administrators Update on the City’s Plan

Posted March 16, 2020

Senior Center & Meals on Wheels Update

March 15, 2020 KDHE UPDATE 

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