Local Government

Shawnee planning director retires after 30 years
September 24, 2018
Chaffee retired from the city of Shawnee as the community development director on Friday.
Adrian resigns from Shawnee City Council
September 13, 2018
Justin Adrian resigned from the Shawnee City Council, the city’s website states.
New fire station in western Shawnee nears completion
September 10, 2018
Shawnee elected officials and city staff received a firsthand glimpse of what will soon be a brand new fire station in northwestern Shawnee.
Shawnee city council approves Kenneth Smith rezoning
August 20, 2018
The historical Kenneth Smith property in Shawnee is moving closer to becoming a residential subdivision.
Shawnee community center discussion moves forward
Details regarding amenities, price emerge from design consultants
August 13, 2018
A community center has been on the city of Shawnee’s wish list for well over a decade, and now, the dream is becoming a little more concrete.
New city manager discusses what’s next for Shawnee
Sunderman hopes to maintain city’s positive momentum, inspire innovative improvements within city departments
July 26, 2018
It’s a new era for the city of Shawnee as Nolan Sunderman takes over the reins.
Residential development proposed for historic Kenneth Smith property
Shawnee Planning Commission gives OK to rezoning, preliminary plat
July 22, 2018
Shawnee Planning Commission gives OK to rezoning, preliminary plat for Kenneth Estates project
Shawnee Planning Commission OKs rezoning, preliminary plan for revised Bellmont Promenade development
July 9, 2018
The Bellmont Promenade project is proposed to feature first floor retail and office space, as well as high-end apartments.
Women’s panel to feature Constance, other elected officials
July 3, 2018
Shawnee city councilwoman sits on panel to discuss what it takes to run and win a local election.
Shawnee City Council names new city manager
June 26, 2018
The city of Shawnee didn’t have to look very far to find a new city manager. Assistant city manager Nolan Sunderman will take over the role in July.
Shawnee City Council approves creation of TIF redevelopment district for new Bellmont Promenade project
June 18, 2018
An updated version of the much-anticipated Bellmont Promenade project is in motion.
Shawnee City Council approves policy change to allow for remote participation
June 3, 2018
Shawnee city councilmembers will now be able to vote or give their two cents during city meetings no matter their physical location, whether it be across the country for a business trip or home sick in bed.
Shawnee Planning Commission approves preliminary plan, rezoning for Veterans Park
May 27, 2018
Preliminary plans to build a resort-style senior housing community for residents 55 and older at 61st Street and Pflumm Road recently won the approval of Shawnee’s Planning Commission.
Shawnee City Council hears Tobacco 21 presentation
May 14, 2018
Shawnee is one of only a few major cities left which hasn’t joined the Tobacco 21 movement.
Council updates comprehensive plan to embrace more mixed-use
April 16, 2018
Mixed-use development, prevalent in cities such as Overland Park and Lenexa, is now becoming more acceptable in the city of Shawnee.