Local Government

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.
Stag’s Creek will offer a cleaner gateway to Shawnee
July 18, 2016
Stag’s Creek, a three story office building, is steadily making progress, with the Shawnee City Council set to vote on
Shawnee residents given opportunity to discuss mill levy increase
July 15, 2016
A public hearing about the issue will take place at the next council meeting, held at 7:30 p.m on July 25 at Shawnee City Hall.
Shawnee offers free mulch for residents
July 13, 2016
From now until it is all gone, the city of Shawnee is offering free mulch for residents.
Shawnee movie theater set for improvements
July 11, 2016
At its city council meeting Monday evening, the governing body approved a $1.8 million development agreement with Oak Meadows LLC for the renovation of the B&B Shawnee 18 movie theater and a new restaurant site.
Shawnee City Council accepts $11.7 million in stormwater funding
July 1, 2016
When it comes to funding a few upcoming stormwater projects, the city of Shawnee will be getting a little help. At its meeting Monday evening, the city council approved notices of intent to accept about $11.7 million from the Johnson County Stormwater Management Council to fund three flood remediation projects along the Nieman Road corridor.
Free ice cream offered to Shawnee residents who review upcoming trail projects
June 27, 2016
The city of Shawnee is holding an ice cream party in Trail Springs neighborhood on Wednesday evening to talk about trail improvements.