Local Government

Ring in the holidays with ‘Christkindlmarkt’
November 30, 2017
You’re invited to celebrate the Christmas season at ‘Christkindlmarkt,’ the city of Shawnee’s holiday extravaganza.
Saying goodbye to a GOOD leader
Hundreds show up to reception to bid farewell to Carol Gonzales
November 21, 2017
“Good starts here with you” was a sentiment echoed numerous times during an emotional video played at recently resigned Shawnee city manager Carol Gonzales’ goodbye reception last week.
City of Shawnee celebrates Clear Creek improvements with ribbon-cutting
November 20, 2017
Completion of the Clear Creek Parkway road project was celebrated with a ribbon-cutting on Nov. 14.
Council approves creation of TIF redevelopment district
Vote makes Westbrooke project eligible for tax increment financing
November 14, 2017
At its meeting Monday evening, the Shawnee City Council approved the establishment of redevelopment district which will make a $110 million mixed use project eligible for tax increment financing.
Shawnee Planning Commission gives green light for Westbrooke rezoning
November 6, 2017
The Westbrooke Green mixed use project is one step closer to being a reality.
Westbrooke Green developers discuss new details of project, address concerns
November 6, 2017
In an attempt to broaden communication and offer transparency, the developers of the Westbrooke Green mixed use project held a public meeting on Wednesday evening.
Meet the candidates: Shawnee City Council election guide
November 1, 2017
The general election is less than a week away.
Meet Ward 4 candidate Tony Noble
November 1, 2017
Tony Noble told the Dispatch he is running for city council because he doesn’t believe there is good fiscal leadership with the current governing body.
Meet Ward 4 candidate Lindsey Constance
November 1, 2017
Lindsey Constance told the Dispatch she is running for city council because of drastic changes occurring at the federal level.
Meet Ward 3 candidate Justin Adrian
October 31, 2017
Justin Adrian, a married high school teacher, told the Dispatch he is running for city council because he sees a lot of untapped potential in western Shawnee.
Meet Ward 1 candidate Matt Zimmerman
October 31, 2017
Although his name may be new to some voters, Matt Zimmerman has been active in the Shawnee community for years.
Meet Ward 1 candidate Dan Pflumm
October 31, 2017
Incumbent Dan Pflumm was first elected to the council 15 years ago. He wants to continue serving so he can help the city grow and prosper.
Shawnee city council sets Westbrooke incentives public hearing for Nov. 13
October 18, 2017
Next month, Shawnee residents will have an opportunity to offer their two cents about a proposed mixed use development intended to replace the deteriorating Westbrooke Village Shopping Center.
Shawnee city manager announces resignation
October 10, 2017
Shawnee city manager Carol Gonzales will leave her position next month after more than a decade on the job. The city released a statement today acknowledging that her last day will be Nov. 15.
Developers propose $113 million mixed-use project for Westbrooke Village shopping center site
October 6, 2017
A mixed use development, with luxury apartments, retail and restaurants, and a courtyard, is in the works for the Westbrooke Village Shopping Center site.

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