Welcome to Pottawatomie County

Pottawatomie County is an expansive county of 551,692
acres or 862 square miles. The northern portion of the
county is largely agricultural while many southern areas
consist of existing and planned developments.

The county contains several cities and towns including:
Belvue, Blaine, Duluth, Emmett, Fostoria, Havensville,
Louisville, East Manhattan, Olsburg, Onaga, St George,
St Marys, Wamego, Westmoreland and Wheaton.

Pottawatomie County is a growing county, population of
22,302 (2012 Census), with a continued
expansion of new construction in the housing markets and business sectors.

The county is diversified in its businesses and industry and boasts an active Economic Development Program.
Pottawatomie County has a solid tax base and the 2nd
lowest mill levy in the state due in part to a County
government that believes in first-rate public services
balanced by fiscal responsibility. 

The county is home to several excellent school systems
including a High School nationally recognized for academics, two State Lakes and Tuttle Creek Reservoir.
          Scheduled Meetings:
  County Commission Meeting 10/5/15
  Planning Commission Meeting 9/17/15
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Current Information
Public Hearing on Solid Waste Plan
Pottawatomie County will hold a Public Hearing at 10 a.m. on Monday, September 28, 2015, at the Commissioner's Office, 207 N. 1st St, Westmoreland, KS to receive comments on the Solid Waste Plan and the goals and revisions from the Solid Waste Committee's 5 year review.
Flu Vaccine Available at Health Dept
Flu Vaccine is available for the 2015-16 Flu Season. All forms of the vaccine are available.
Quadrivalent injectable vaccine and Mist for ages 2-49.
Preservative free vaccine for 6-36 months and High Dose Vaccine for Seniors.
Please call for an appointment & charges 785-457-3719.
Free Trash Disposal Day October 3, 2015
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Business and Commercial Haulers Excluded
Tires, oil, paint, batteries, and household hazardous waste must be separated from other trash.
Recyclables and electronic waste (ie. TV's and computer equipment) are accepted.
Limit of 5 passenger vehicle tires per household free of charge.
There will be a fee of 50% normal rate for all other tires.
Additional charge for tires with rims.
Emergency Alerts Now Available
Pottawatomie County will begin using the NE Kansas Notification System to communicate with citizens and businesses during emergencies and other critical events.
Residents are encouraged to register immediately to receive these alerts: Pottawatomie Emergency Alerts or by visiting NE KS Regional Emergency Alert System.
Individuals without internet access or a computer may contact the Pottawatomie Emergency Management Dept at 785-457-3358 to sign up for emergency alerts.
Nhanes Survey Coming to Pottawatomie County
The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey is a program of studies designed to assess the health and nutritional status of adults and children in the United States.
See NHANES 2016-2016 Overview Brochure
See 2015 NHANES Health Measurements
County Burn Policy
Manhattan Urban Area Comprehensive Plan
Manhattan Area 2035 is an exciting, community-based effort to update the Manhattan Urban Area Comprehensive Plan and the Manhattan Area Transportation Strategy (MATS). The City of Manhattan and Pottawatomie and Riley counties are reviewing future growth opportunities that exist within the planning area and seek public input on the types of growth and redevelopment that should be encouraged in different locations. For more information, please visit the 2035 project website.
Flint Hills Metropolitan Planning Organization
The Flint Hills Metropolitan Planning Organization (FHMPO) covers portions of Geary, Pottawatomie, & Riley Counties; including Junction City & Manhattan. The FHMPO is the first MPO designated by the State of KS in over three decades. Federal law requires any Urbanized Area population exceeding 50,000 persons to create a Metropolitan Planning Organization to carry out the transportation planning for the metropolitan area. The Manhattan Urbanized Area exceeded this population threshold in the 2010 Census. A small portion of Pottawatomie County is included in the Manhattan Urbanized Area. For more information please visit the FHMPO website.
Flint Hills Metropolitan Transportation Plan
The Flint Hills Transportation Plan (FHTP) is the first long-range, multi-modal transportation plan for the area. It will establish a vision for the future of the regional transportation system and identify the projects that will make this vision a reality. Your input is vital to the success of the Flint Hills!
Marlatt/Junietta Extension Brochure
Complete Brochure: 2 page pdf - 1.14 MB
Page 1 - pdf - .5 MB
Page 2 - pdf - .7 MB (contains maps)