Local Government

Showing sisterly love
Shawnee officials travel to Germany, Belgium in effort to strengthen sister city ties
November 9, 2016
A group of Shawnee representatives visited two sister cities in Europe last month.
Silence of the trains: city, neighbors work together to alleviate railway noise
October 27, 2016
A group of neighbors have worked with the city to alleviate unbearable train noise.
To preserve community’s past, Shawnee museum looks towards future
October 18, 2016
Shawnee Town 1929 recently revealed its 10-year strategic plan.
Fate of kid’s proposed sidewalk still up in the air
October 4, 2016
The city council recently passed the CIP for 2017 to 2022.
Shawnee lands two federal grants to strengthen police department
October 4, 2016
The city of Shawnee was awarded $625,000 over a three year period to help pay for five new community policing officers.
Shawnee sniffs out landfill odor
October 4, 2016
The Shawnee City Council recently reviewed the first phase of an odor study it issued back in June.
Mayor holding quarterly Q&A session
September 21, 2016
Join Mayor Michelle Distler for a conversation about the latest going on in Shawnee at her upcoming quarterly Q&A session.
Big changes in store for Nieman Road corridor
September 19, 2016
The Nieman Road corridor in downtown Shawnee will soon be getting a makeover.
Face to Face: Ryann Doyle
September 14, 2016
Ryann Doyle, 11, is asking the Shawnee City Council to consider installing a sidewalk leading to Erfurt Park.
Council vacancies will now be brought to an election
August 22, 2016
The city council unanimously voted to change the city’s policy to allow the filling of a vacant seat to go towards a public vote.
Face to Face: Julie Breithaupt, the city’s new communications manager
August 14, 2016
The city’s new communications manager, Julie Breithaupt, spent nearly 15 years in broadcast journalism.
Mayor invites you to join her for a cup of coffee
August 8, 2016
Join Mayor Michelle Distler for a free cup of coffee at the next Third Thursday meetup.
Stag’s Creek project moving forward
August 1, 2016
At its meeting last week, the city council approved rezoning for Stag’s Creek development, which will include a new modern three-story office building to sit on the northwest corner of Goddard Street and Shawnee Mission Parkway.
Shawnee City Council approves mill levy increase, stormwater fee change
July 26, 2016
At its meeting Monday night, the city council approved a mill levy increase and also a stormwater fee increase.
New western Shawnee businesses approved
Panera to add drive-thru
July 22, 2016
An automotive store planned for long-vacant property and a discount store are two new western Shawnee businesses approved by the Shawnee Planning Commission Monday.