Bill Cochran announces his retirement from the City of Topeka

The City of Topeka’s Chief of Staff, Bill Cochran, announced Thursday that he’s retiring from the City early December.

“After a combined 35 years of service to the City of Topeka, I will be retiring from the city come December 2nd,” said Cochran. “With a new City Manager on board, I’m excited to be able to close my chapter with the city, and to be able to spend more time with my grandkids and family.”

“Bill is a dedicated public servant who served the Topeka community well for the last 35 years,” said Topeka City Manager Stephen Wade. “Bill stepped up and led our City in times of need, and he deserves this retirement and to be able to spend more time with family. I wish him well in all his future endeavors.”

Cochran’s retirement date is Friday, December 2, 2022. He had been serving as Topeka’s Chief of Staff since February 2021.

Wade does not plan to hire a new Chief of Staff.