Welcome to REAP!

Welcome to the Regional Economic Area Partnership (REAP). REAP is comprised of thirty city and county governments in ten counties of South Central Kansas, including Butler, Cowley, Harper, Harvey, Kingman, McPherson, Pratt, Reno, Sedgwick, and Sumner, as well as multiple associate members. These jurisdictions and partners have voluntarily joined together to guide state and national actions that affect economic development in the region and to consider and adopt joint actions among member governments that enhance the regional economy.

REAP invites proposals from qualified parties to provide professional government relations services for one, two (2) year term, beginning November 1, 2022.  The selected firm is required to have a strong identity and presence in the State of Kansas, with a strong familiarity with the Kansas state and federal delegations and state and federal governmental affairs.  The selected Consultant will:

A. Monitor and provide weekly reports during the legislative session to the REAP Executive Director on identified legislative priorities, the state and federal budget processes, and events at the state and federal levels that may impact the south central Kansas regional economy;

B. Work with REAP Executive Director and REAP Executive Committee in coordination of a legislative policy program, which includes the development of legislative policy positions, as well as drafting proposed legislation when appropriate;

C. Provide strategic counsel for the resolution of issues, and identify impacts that proposed resolutions may have on the operation and funding of REAP members;

D. Perform other tasks related to advocacy or lobbying at the state and federal level on behalf of REAP that impact identified legislative priorities as requested;

E. Attend, either in-person or virtually, REAP Executive Committee meetings. A written report on current legislation will be submitted to the REAP Executive Director two (2) days prior to Executive Committee meeting.

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Proposals are due by 1:00 PM CST on September 9, 2022.