The Riley County Board of County Commissioners are planning to host quarterly meetings this year outside of Manhattan.

Meetings will be held at 6 p.m. in the smaller cities within the county. Commission Chair Kathryn Focke says it’s important to make local government accessible to everyone and says she’s hoping to send the message that “commissioners are here to serve rural residents too.”

The first of four meetings will take place March 30 at Riley City Hall. The next will be held June 29 at the Leonardville Community Building. The third quarter meeting will be Aug. 31 at the Randolph VFW/City Hall and the fourth quarter meeting will be at the Ogden Community Center on Oct. 30.

Riley County Commissioners meet regularly on Mondays and Thursdays at 8:30 a.m. in the County Chambers inside the Courthouse Plaza East Building in Manhattan.

Agendas for the meetings are available at