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Dear Residents and Visitors,

It is truly a pleasure to welcome you to the City of
Valley Center, a beautiful, friendly community situated in the Little Arkansas River Valley, just nine miles north of downtown Wichita.

The 7,000-plus residents of Valley Center have a great deal of pride in their city, which offers a wide range of recreational activities, excellent schools and a safe and neighborly environment. In Valley Center, we know what it’s like to have the best of both worlds. We enjoy the benefits of small town living, but take full advantage of a modern sense of civic purpose.  

Our residents know this is a transformative time in Valley Center. The city has grown and changed since its early days as an agricultural hub, yet has remained a distinct community that fosters an identity separate from its big, bustling neighbor to the south.

Valley Center’s unique recreational and cultural offerings include a newly built 9-hole golf course, as well as five clean and safe public parks that provide access to fishing ponds, playgrounds, a public swimming pool, disc golf course, more than 17 miles of pedestrian and bike trails and a wildly popular splash park. Valley Center is home to many churches, a well-stocked public library, an active senior club and much more.

There are a number of major capital improvements soon to be underway, including a community center to foster creative, educational and intergenerational activities, and offer beautiful, functional places to gather. Valley Center is continually improving its infrastructure through roadway and drainage projects, and exploring other ways to positively impact residents’ lives. We are building on our proud heritage while welcoming new ideas, new businesses and new families.

I invite you to stroll through our historic downtown, shop at our friendly local businesses and join our many highly motivated civic groups that work collaboratively for the good of our community. I believe we’ll exceed your expectations and that you’ll discover what we have always known:  Valley Center is an incredible place to call home.

If you need assistance or more information about Valley Center, our team would be pleased to assist you. The direct line to City Hall is 316-755-7310.

Sincerely,

The Honorable Laurie Dove, Mayor
City of Valley Center, Kansas
vcmayor@valleycenterks.org

Laurie Dove, Mayor

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Updated: Aug. 3, 2012