Biographies

Larry Wolgast

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 earned his undergraduate degree from Kansas State University, and master's and doctorate degrees from the University of Kansas.  He was the administrative assistant to former Kansas Congressman Bill Roy, and a cabinet secretary in the administration of Kansas Governor John Carlin.  He served in administrative positions at United Way of Topeka, KNEA and as a teacher and administrator in the Topeka Public Schools.

Wolgast retired as vice president of development of the Menninger Foundation but continued as a consultant with non-profits and active in community service.  He has served on boards at the local, state and national level, including YMCA of Topeka, Topeka Shawnee County Landmarks Commission, Topeka Symphony, and Topeka Performing Arts Center. 

*Office
City Hall Building
215 SE Seventh Street
Room 352
Topeka, KS  66603
(785) 368-3895
FAX:  (785) 368-3850 

 *Official mailing address