The City of Atchison created the Atchison Housing Authority in 1966. The Housing Authority provides affordable housing in three locations within the City of Atchison.  Additional federal funding is available to supplement rent payments based on the tenant’s financial eligibility.

The City Commission appoints members to the Atchison Housing Authority Board to oversee operations of the Housing Authority.


Meets 2nd Monday of the month

4:30 p.m.

Mall Towers Conference Room


Member Name Term Expires
Galen Pruett 7-31-22
Joe Warren 7-31-24
Robert Melchior 7-31-23
Cathy Crockett 7-31-24
Rita Hartman 7-31-21

Public Meeting Policy

All meetings of the City Commission and its advisory boards, commissions, and committees are open, public meetings. In accordance with the Kansas Open Meetings Act (KOMA), all meetings will be announced publicly and an agenda available in a lawful time frame prior to the meeting. Members of the public are welcome and encouraged to attend.

For more information on KOMA and KORA, visit the Kansas Attorney General’s website.

Get Involved

The success of local government ultimately depends on the willingness of well-informed, engaged individuals to step into leadership roles to help advise or guide policy on city goals, operations, and resources.

Serving on an advisory committee is an excellent way to serve your community, become more involved and informed about your local government, and see if you’re interested in the commitment to serve as a Governing Body member.

To find out about opportunities to serve on city advisory boards, contact City Clerk  at 913-367-5506.