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 on the front door of City Hall ahead of time and are open to the public.

Mayor - Philip Mize
  (316) 215-1865

Year Elected: 1987

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: Retired Mize IGA Inc (family owned)

Family: Wife, Evelyn; 2 daughters, Jennifer Wold and Kirsten Runyan; 5 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild

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.

Ryan Graf
  (316) 833-6834


Year Elected:2019

Other Boards: None

Education: BS in Accounting from WIchita State 

Current Employment: Farmers Coop

Family: Wife, Megan; Son, Lucas; Daughter, Josephine

About the Council member: Ryan is a member of the St. Rose Catholic Church. He enjoys spending time with his family, camping, hunting, fishing and going to car shows. 
Kassie Gile
  (316) 640-4043


Year Elected:

Education: BS in Biology with Minor in Psychology- Newman University; Doctorate of Physical Therapy- Wichita State University

Current Employment: Via Christi Health Outpatient Therapy

Family: husband, Houston; 3 sons, Paxton, Cal, Boston

About the Council member: Enjoys spending time with family, watching and playing sports, working out, traveling and watching movies. 
Jeff Albers
  (316) 619-3151


Year Elected: 2005

Other Boards: Former President of the Cheney Chamber of Commerce 

Education: BS in Business from Emporia State University

Current Employer: Albers Finishing & Solutions

Family: Wife, Nikki; 2 daughters, Halle and Salle

About Council member: Enjoys spending time with family, going to the lake and traveling.   
Greg Williams
  (316) 393-4457


Year Elected:

  Appointed May 10, 2018

Other Boards: Previously on St Paul's Lutheran Church Board of Directors

Education: MSM Southwestern College, BA Wichita State

Current Employment: Spirit Aerosystems- Engineering Change Control

Family: Spouse, Deanna, 4 sons Brian, Max, John, Owen

About the Council member: Member of St Paul's Lutheran Church, Officiate High School and College Football, also enjoy hunting fishing and spending time with family. 

Tyler Cramer
  (316) 357-1000


Year Elected: 2023


Other Boards: 

Current Employment: 

Family: Wife, Hope; 

About the Council member: