About Baldwin City

The midwest is full of small towns with rich historical anecdotes. What makes Baldwin City different?


Baldwin City is a small, historic town of 4,700 people in Douglas County, KS, located along the Santa Fe trail route. There are two gas stations, one stop light, the first four-year co-ed university in Kansas, and enough community spirit and pride to go around for everyone.

Government

CITY COUNCIL

Baldwin City is comprised of five at-large city council members elected by open public vote.

CITY ADMINISTRATOR

The City Administrator is responsible for carrying out City Policy in daily administration.

Departments

FIRE DEPARTMENT

The Baldwin City Fire Department was chartered on February 4, 1910 as a volunteer fire department and has been an active volunteer department ever since.

POLICE DEPARTMENT

Baldwin City has a professional police force comprised of 12 employees.

PUBLIC WORKS

The Public Works Department maintains 12 employees under the direction of the Public Works Director.

ELECTRIC

Electric Production is the domain of three full time power plant employees, while Electric Distribution falls to four linemen.

CITY HALL

Administration, Utility Billing, Communications, and Municipal Court are all functions handled by employees housed at City Hall.

City Hall

View of Baldwin City Hall Building

803 8th Street

Baldwin City, KS 66006

PO Box 86

785.594.6427

Glenn Rodden, City Administrator

Email: grodden@baldwincity.gov

Phone: 785-594-6427