Local Government

Policy update strives to shorten council meetings during controversial issues
January 18, 2017
At its meeting last week, the governing body unanimously approved a provision to the city’s conduct of public meetings policy, which will allow one spokesperson for a neighborhood or group, related to a specific issue, to have a longer period of time to speak during public comment.
Auf Wiedersehen, Tony
Former Shawnee Mayor, who served from 1978 to 1989, leaves behind a solid legacy
January 4, 2017
Former Shawnee Mayor Tony Soetaert passed away last month from complications due to Parkinson’s disease.
Shawnee council president named to federal commmittee
December 21, 2016
Shawnee City Council President Stephanie Meyer was recently appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2017 Community and Economic Development (CED) federal advocacy committee.
Nearly vacant shopping attracts high bid in online auction
12:25 a.m., December 21, 2016 Updated 10:39 a.m.
The Westbrooke Village Shopping Center, near 75th Street and Quivira, sold for $4.6 million.
Johnson County mourns the loss of an icon
December 14, 2016
Former Shawnee City Attorney Marvin Rainey passed away last weekend.
Holiday spirit lights up Shawnee
December 7, 2016
The mayor’s Christmas tree lighting ceremony took place on Saturday.
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.