When moving to a new community, knowing who to call for your major utility and technology services can be a difficult task. The Chamber maintains a Moving to Great Bend Guide that lists all the major service providers you’ll need to get in touch with when moving into your new place. See the Moving to Great Bend Guide.

Helping You Find a Place to Live

The Chamber maintains a list of rental contacts for Great Bend and the surrounding area. This is a list of contact persons, not a list of individual properties. We want to help you make the connections you need to feel at home in our community! See our list of Rental Contacts.

Connecting You with Area Employers

Despite the hype about a slow job market, there ARE employment opportunities for you in Great Bend, Kansas! Check out our jobs web site, www.centralkansasjobs.com, to find the best fit for you!

UTILITIES

WATER

Provider: City of Great Bend
www.greatbendks.net/index.aspx?NID=119
Phone: 620-793-4100

SEWER

Provider: City of Great Bend

Ownership Type: Municipal

Rated Capacity: 3.6400 mgd

www.greatbendks.net/index.aspx?NID=132
Phone: 620-793-4100

ELECTRICITY

Provider Within City Limits

Wheatland Electric
https://www.weci.net/
Phone: 620-793-4223

 

Provider Outside City Limits

Midwest Energy
Ownership Type: Cooperative
Customers Served: 90,000

https://ww.mswenergy.com/
Phone: 620-792-1301

NATURAL GAS

Provider: Kansas Gas Service

https://www.kansasgasservice.com/
Phone: 800-794-4780

TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Provider: AT&T
Telephone & Data Services (Direct TV)
www.att.com
Phone: 620-603-4971

Provider: Cox Communications
CATV, Data, Digital Telephone
www.cox.com

Phone: 1-866-684-7142

Provider: Nex-Tech
Telephone & Data Services
www.nex-tech.com

Phone: 1-877-625-7872

LOCAL GOVERNMENT

CITY OF GREAT BEND

Great Bend, a first class city incorporated in 1872, follows a mayor-council-city administrator form of government. Two council members are elected from each of the four wards to serve staggered 4-year terms. The mayor is elected from the city at large; the city administrator is appointed by and serves at the discretion of the city council. The city council meets the 1st and 3rd Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the City Hall, 1209 Williams Street. www.greatbendks.net

BARTON COUNTY

Barton County is made up of five districts with one representative elected from each district to serve staggered four-year terms on the County Commission. The County Administrator, County Clerk, County Treasurer, and other staff positions also report to the commission. The County Commission meets each Monday morning at 9 a.m. in room 106 of the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main Street in Great Bend, Kansas. www.bartoncounty.org

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