About Mayor Larry Wolgast
Larry Wolgast was elected Mayor of Topeka in April, 2013, having previously served on the Topeka City Council, and as Deputy Mayor. He is a Kansas native who grew up in Wabaunsee County. He has an undergraduate degree from Kansas State University and a master’s and doctorate degrees from the University of Kansas. He was the administrative assistant to Congressman Bill Roy and a cabinet secretary in the administration of Governor John Carlin. Larry served in administrative positions at United Way of Topeka, K-NEA, and as teacher and administrator in the Topeka Public Schools.
Larry retired as Vice President of Development, Menninger Foundation, but continued as a consultant with non-profits, and he is active in community service.
Larry has served on boards at the local, state and national level, and he has chaired the following boards; YMCA of Topeka; Topeka Shawnee County Landmarks Commission; Topeka Symphony and the Topeka Performing Arts Center.
Mayor of the City of Topeka
215 SE 7th Street, Room 350
Topeka, KS 66603
Larry is married to Anita Wolgast, who is currently the co-chair of NOTO. They have two grown sons and five grandchildren. He enjoys climbing Colorado Mountains and has run in and completed 3 marathons.