Local Government

City seeking applicants for Planning Commission seat
May 22, 2015
The City of Shawnee is looking to fill the vacancy on the city’s Planning Commission following the departure of Brandon Kenig, who was recently appointed to the City Council.
Fireworks to remain illegal in Shawnee
May 20, 2015
Fireworks will remain illegal in Shawnee until the city conducts a survey of residents in the Fall to determine the public’s opinion on the matter.
Shawnee celebrates National Public Works Week
May 19, 2015
This week, the City of Shawnee is celebrating National Public Works Week along with other cities and organizations around the country.
Shawnee to consider legalization of fireworks
May 15, 2015
The Shawnee City Council will consider changes to its ordinance prohibiting the sale and use of fireworks within the city next week.
Brandon Kenig appointed to Ward IV City Council seat
May 12, 2015
The Shawnee City Council appointed Brandon Kenig to serve as the Ward IV City Council representative Monday night.
Bid accepted to fix 75th Street bridge
May 12, 2015
Construction will begin soon on the 75th Street bridge between Kansas Highway 7 and Gleason Road after the city accepted a bid to fix the bridge for about $184,000.
Electric vehicle charging stations popping up around Shawnee
May 11, 2015
Several private businesses in and around Shawnee will begin installing electronic vehicle charging stations, and the city might soon have even more as the city mulls adding 10 more stations around town.
Council to appoint Ward IV representative under current appointment process, with small change
May 6, 2015
The Shawnee City Council will appoint someone to the vacant Ward IV council seat on Monday, but will do so with a small change to the process.
Street Improvement Program task force begins meetings
May 6, 2015
The new 12-member Shawnee Street Improvement Program task force will be looking at traffic numbers, roads near schools and parks and other factors as they create a guide to select residential streets to repair using $9.7 million in sales tax revenue.
Conflict over council vacancy appointment process continues
May 2, 2015
As the city nears the appointment date of a new City Council Ward IV representative, the governing body is still conflicted about the historically controversial process for the city.
City honors outgoing council member Neal Sawyer
April 21, 2015
Neal Sawyer, who served for 13 years on the Shawnee City Council and another seven on the planning commission, received special honors last week during his final city council meeting.
City approves traffic lights for Johnson Drive, Woodland Road intersection
April 20, 2015
The Shawnee City Council approved the installation of traffic signals at the intersection of Johnson Drive and Woodland Road last week.
Michelle Distler sworn in as Shawnee’s first female mayor
April 14, 2015
Becoming the first female mayor of Shawnee is the realization of a dream not only for Michelle Distler, but also her nine-year-old daughter Jeydan.
Stephanie Meyer named City Council president; chamber remodel moves forward
April 14, 2015
The new face of the Shawnee City Council became clearer Monday with new appointments and the election of a new council president.
Meyers appoints twelve to Street Improvement Task Force
April 13, 2015
Mayor Jeff Meyers has selected 12 Shawnee residents to serve on a Street Improvement Program Task Force, a board that will help decide how a portion of the funds from the recently passed pavement sales tax will be spent.