Local Government

Shawnee requests feedback on Nieman Road improvements
May 27, 2016
Residents only have a few more days to take a survey related to the Nieman Road Reallocation of Right of Way project.
Nieman Road improvements open house draws optimistic crowd
May 13, 2016
As potential improvements to the Nieman Road corridor are revealed, many residents are excited about a possible revival for Shawnee’s historic downtown.
Shawnee council awards contracts for major street repairs
Summer construction set for northern Quivira, Johnson Drive from Quivira to Pflumm
May 10, 2016
The Shawnee City Council Monday awarded contracts for two major street projects set to be completed this year.
Council divided over Nieman improvements
May 6, 2016
Reducing Nieman Road to three lanes, lining up entrances along the road when feasible, and incorporating an attractive, bike-friendly side-path are just a few ideas in store for the downtown corridor. But some Shawnee City Council members are hesitant to take the plunge.
Downtown Shawnee celebrates spring with open house
May 3, 2016
Celebrate spring next weekend with a trip to downtown Shawnee. The city is holding an open house from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 14.
Shawnee plans Nieman Road meeting
May 3, 2016
The city is is holding a Nieman Road Reallocation of Right of Way Open House from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10, at Shawnee Town 1929 Town Hall, located at 11600 Johnson Drive.
Rotary Club of Shawnee announces scholarship winner
May 3, 2016
The Rotary Club of Shawnee recently named Annabelle Dillon, a senior at Mill Valley High School, as the winner of its first annual Dan Cook Memorial STEM scholarship.
Two Shawnee residents named Kansas Road Team Captains
May 2, 2016
Two Shawnee residents were recently named Kansas Road Team Captains by the Kansas Motor Carrier Association.
Pit bulls now welcome: Shawnee removes breed-specific ban
April 29, 2016
The Shawnee City Council approved removal of its specific breed ban for pit bulls, following a trend among other cities to address dangerous animals based solely on their behavior rather than their breed
Concerned Shawnee residents attend Clear Creek Parkway open house
April 29, 2016
An increase in traffic is the main concern of residents who live near the proposed Clear Creek Parkway street expansion project in western Shawnee.
Shawnee landfill odor complaints reduced in recent months
City officials work with Deffenbaugh to prevent future odor output
April 27, 2016
In the months since efforts were made to contain odors at the Johnson County Landfill, city officials say odor complaints have been greatly reduced.
City approves purchase of homes, property for stormwater drainage project
April 25, 2016
The Shawnee City Council Monday voted to purchase four properties for a total of $279,000 in relation to the Nieman storm drainage project.
Public meeting planned Wednesday for Clear Creek Parkway
April 22, 2016
The city will host an open house to provide information and collect public comment on construction of Clear Creek Parkway west of Kansas Highway 7 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. April 27 at Belmont Elementary School, 5805 Belmont Drive.
Winner of city’s ‘Mayor for a Day’ contest proposes open houses, clean-up days
April 22, 2016
For Paul Hartman, a social studies assignment to take part in Shawnee Mayor Michelle Distler’s inaugural “Mayor for a Day” essay contest came naturally.
Citizens encouraged to clean up community for ‘Shawnee Shine Up’ in May
April 20, 2016
Mayor Michelle Distler has proclaimed May 2016 as “Shawnee Shine Up” month.