The City of Cheney has a Council-Administrator form of government. The mayor serves for two years and council members serve for four years, with neither having a limit on the number of terms. Council members serve staggered terms, with two positions being elected for four years, and then two years later the other three positions are elected for four years. The Governing Body receives monthly compensation.

The Cheney City Council meets on the second Thursday of each month. Meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. and are open to the public. People interested in speaking to the City Council should call City Hall (316-540-3622) to be placed on the agenda. Agendas are available before the meeting at City Hall and at the Cheney Public Library.

On occasion, the City Council schedules special meetings to address specific business. These meetings are published at the Library ahead of time and are open to the public.

Mayor - Linda Ball
  (316) 542-3732

Year Elected:1981

Other Boards: Cheney United Methodist Church

Education: Cosmetology

Current Employment: Retire Hairdresser and Salon Owner

Family: Husband, Ron; 2 sons, Travis and Justus; 5 grandchildren

About the Council member: Linda enjoys being outdoors, gardening and planting flowers. She also enjoys playing Suduko and reading in her spare time and spending time with her family and grandchildren. Linda was awarded the Citizen of the Year Award by the Cheney Chamber of Commerce.

President - Philip Mize
  (316) 542-3830
Year Elected:


Other Boards: Treasurer of Cheney United Methodist Church

Education: BS in Business from Fort Hays State, Masters in Business Education from Wichita State

Current Employment: Mize IGA Inc (family owned)

Family: Wife, Evelyn; 2 daughters, Jennifer Wolf and Kirsten Runyan; 9 grandchildren

About the Council member: Born in Wichita, KS; moved to Turon, KS and graduated from Fairfield High School. Moved to Cheney in 1970 and taught business at Cheney High School for 10 years. He has worked at Mize’s since 1980. He enjoys golfing at Cherry Oaks, woodworking and redo projects, being with family (especially his grandchildren), and vacationing.

Judy Lehner
  (316) 542-0555
Year Elected:

Education: Cosmetology

Current Employment: self-employed

Family: husband, Brad: 2 sons, Ross and Chase

About the Council member: Enjoys cooking, gardening, reading, and volunteering
Jeff Albers
  (316) 542- 9873
Year Elected:

Other Boards: Cheney Chamber of Commerce President
Current Employment: Art's and Mary's
Family: Wife, Nikki
Education: Emporia State University


Carl Koster
  (316) 542-0353
Year Elected:

  Council- 2009 (Mayor from 1991-2003)

Other Boards: Cheney Community Foundation, Sedgwick County Extension Advisory Board, Parliamentarian St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

Education: Kansas State University

Current Employment: Cameraman for NFL Films

Family: Two step-daughters, 5 grandchildren

About the Council member: Life-long resident of the Cheney area

Greg Kampling
  (316) 215-4035
Year Elected:


Other Boards: Cheney Golden Age home, previously on TUCC Board

Current Employment: Owner of Kampling Construction

Family: Wife, Marcia; two sons, Bronson and Brock; 3 grandchildren

About the Council member: