A Brief History of the Wichita Flag Tag
Inspired by surging civic pride and recent excitement surrounding the increased use of the Wichita flag, city councilman Bryan Frye first approached Wichita Parks Foundation in 2018 with the idea to develop a Wichita flag license plate to benefit enhancements to the city’s park system.
From there, a bill sponsored by Kansas senator Oletha Faust-Goudeau of Wichita was taken to the state legislature. In order to show the communities support, the legislature required the Wichita Parks Foundation to gather commitments from 500 residents who would pledge to buy a plate if available. Within weeks of the announcement, the Foundation had more than enough pledges needed thanks to individual residents as well as local companies, such as Cornejo Construction, Hutton Construction and Metro Courier who pledged to purchase the plates for their fleet vehicles.
As a result, the plate was officially authorized by the state in April 2018 with the first plates being issued on January 1, 2019.