The City of Cunningham is governed by a mayor and city council system.
Mayor: Aaron Murphy
Council Members: Bart Ricke, Jason Ruckle, Tim Schultz, Karl Vierthaler, and Matt Westerhaus
City Clerk: David Steffen
City Treasurer: Eric Meyers
City Superintendent: Russell Rohlman
City Attorney: Greg Graffman
Fire Chief: Harold Stark
Assistant Fire Chief: Jamie Elliott
Property Officer: Jackie Ruckle
The City of Cunningham is zoned. Members of the City Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals are Mike McGovney, Jeanette Kerschen, Connie Panek, Glenda Thornhill, Jack Crick, Bernie Albers, and Monte Rose. Zoning Administrator is David Steffen. C. Bickley Foster of Foster & Associates, Wichita, Kansas, is the City Planning & Zoning Consultant.
Residents in Dresden Township(North of First Street) and Residents in Rural Township(south of First Street) vote in the Cunningham Community Center.
City Elections are held at the Cunningham Community Center.
Cunningham is in Kingman County Commission District 3.
Kingman Co. Commissioners: John Steffen, Fred Foley, Jerry Henning
Dresden Township Board Members: Kevin Halderson, John Huffman, Robert Bainum
Rural Township Board Members: Gary Sterneker, Robert Renner, Bob Sterneker
Cemetery Board: Bernie Albers, Robert Renner, Aaron Murphy