Board of Zoning Appeals


The Board of Zoning Appeals is a quasi-judicial board that, through state statute, is granted the authority to consider and approve, or deny, applications requesting relief from the standards of the Manhattan Development Code (MDC) involving private property within the City of Manhattan.

The board’s decisions are made following a quasi-judicial procedure to develop findings of fact, based on the evidence presented to it during a public hearing. The board was organized for the specific purposes set forth in Sec. 26-8A-3, Board of Zoning Appeals of the MDC.

The Board of Zoning Appeals consists of five residents appointed by the City Commission.


For information on making application to appear before the Board of Zoning Appeals please view our application page.

Below is the current meeting schedule for the Board of Zoning Appeals.

Meeting Dates

January 11, 2023 
 February 8, 2023
 March 8, 2023
 April 12, 2023
 May 10, 2023
 June 14, 2023
 July 12, 2023 
 August 9, 2023 
 September 13, 2023
 October 11, 2023
 November 8, 2023
 December 13, 2023
 January 10, 2024

Primary Staff Contact

Michael Bidwell
Planner I
Community Development
Email Michael Bidwell
(785) 587-2426

Staff Liaison

Barry Beagle
Senior Planner
Community Development
E-mail Barry Beagle
(785) 587-2425

In Touch Notifications

Board Membership

Meeting Information

The board meets once a month on the second Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. in the City Commission Room at City Hall, 1101 Poyntz Ave.


  • Harry Hardy, Chair
    • Term expires: 12/31/25
  • Connie Hamilton, Vice Chair
    • Term expires: 12/31/23
  • Ansley Chua
    • Term expires: 12/31/25
  • Andrew Dame
    • Term expires: 12/31/24
  • George Matthews
    • Term expires: 12/31/24