Citizen’s Advisory Council

2019 Schedule

Meetings of the Citizens Advisory Council (CAC) are held on the first Wednesday of every month, except for the months of July and August. There is no meeting in January. All meetings are held in the Holliday Conference Room of the Cyrus K. Holliday Building, 620 SE Madison, Topeka, KS, and convene at 6:00 p.m. The CAC meeting dates are as follows:

Meeting Date Items Covered
February 6, 2019 Meeting cancelled due to inclement weather
March 6, 2019 Election Meeting, Action Item: CAC Community Building & Transformation Vision, Guest Speaker: SNCO Landlord Association, Topeka Water Utilities Academy
April 3, 2019 Consolidated Action Plan Presentation, Group Photo, Action Item: Mapping Community Assets, Guest Speaker: SNCO Tax Foreclosure Process & Property Referral Program
May 1, 2019 DNR Report, Discuss CAC Community Event, Action Item: Team Building, Guest Speaker: Topeka Habitat for Humanity-Tool Bus Program
June 5, 2019 Empowerment Program Overview, Action Item: Community Leadership Visioning, Guest Speaker: TBA
*July 10, 2019 SORT Program Overview,  Action Item: Community Conflict & Barriers, Guest Speaker: TBA
*August 14, 2019 – SORT Application Review Committee (non-applicants only) Action Item: 2020 SORT Application Review & Scoring Process
September 4, 2019 – SORT Neighborhood Selection Consolidated Action Plan Update, Action Item: 2020 SORT Neighborhood Selection, Guest Speaker: TBA
October 2, 2019 Discuss CAC Community Event, Action Item: Community Organizing, Guest Speaker: TBA
November 6, 2019 DNR Report, Action Item: 2020 CAC Work Plan Goals & Objectives, Guest Speaker: TBA
December 4, 2019 CAC Holiday Dinner, Guest Speaker: TBA

* Indicates special meeting date

2019 CAC Budget Report

Picture of the entire CAC

About the Council

The Citizen’s Advisory Council (CAC) represents views and ideas from the broader community on issues of interest to the Department of Neighborhood Relations. The CAC and the Department of Neighborhood Relations jointly decide on the topics on which they will seek input. The topics have a broad community interest, not just a narrow, neighborhood-based focus. The City of Topeka Ordinance No. 18329 requires the CAC to provide recommendations to the Department of Neighborhood Relations on community needs as they relate to the allocation of city, state, federal and trust funds for the preparation of the Department of Neighborhood Relations Consolidated Plan.


The Citizen’s Advisory Council is and organization committed to improving the quality of life within the city limits of Topeka. This concept focuses on the use of available resources at both governmental and neighborhood locations that will empower rebuild and revitalize our community.


CAC Member Contact List
2019 Attendance Roster

Citizen’s Advisory Council Agendas & Minutes