Local Government

City seeks community center ideas from public
Parks and recreation staff, consultants to incorporate input into final design for western Shawnee structure
March 13, 2018
City staff is seeking public input for a potential community center to be built in Shawnee at 61st and Woodland.
Council to discuss e-cig regulations
March 13, 2018
The council will consider changes to vape store regulations at a couple upcoming meetings.
New western Shawnee fire station to cost $2 million more than council approved
March 5, 2018
A new fire station proposed for western Shawnee will cost nearly twice as much to construct than the city anticipated.
Shawnee City Council reveals traits, priorities it seeks in new city manager
March 3, 2018
The governing body was given an opportunity to share their thoughts on characteristics for its new city manager at the Feb. 26 council meeting.
Developers of Bellmont Promenade project considering mixed-use option
Shawnee Planning Commission to hold public hearing on land use guide amendment on March 19
February 25, 2018
Another mixed-use complex may be in the works for Shawnee.
Shawnee mayor delivers State of the City address
Distler says city of Shawnee strives to be “people’s choice”
February 23, 2018
The past year brought a lot of change to Shawnee and in 2018, the city will continue to evolve as new leadership, projects and businesses help shape its future.
Good Samaritan shot during Walmart attack receives medal
Council also hires city manager search firm, approves railroad crossing closure at Feb. 12 meeting
February 17, 2018
His heroic action made headlines around the nation two years ago and last week, he was honored by the Shawnee mayor for his bravery.
Senior living community proposed in Shawnee
City council dismisses requirement for Widmer Road to be completed as part of the development
February 12, 2018
A few details have emerged about a new senior living community being proposed for the northeast corner of 62nd and Widmer Road.
Nieman Now!” update: City officials offer more details on Nieman Road improvements, Flint Street project
February 8, 2018
Two-thirds of the massive “Nieman Now!” project is complete, but there is still a lot of work to be done before its finished.
Mayor honors Good Samaritan for saving Shawnee couple during December fire
Council also approves city vehicle purchases, stormwater services contract at Jan. 22 meeting
January 29, 2018
The mayor and city council recently honored a Shawnee resident who risked his life to save others.
Shawnee fire officials spark discussion of needed improvements, potential new fire station
January 23, 2018
Talks of a new fire station are heating up in Shawnee.
Shawnee City Council elects newcomer as council president
January 16, 2018
At its recent city council meeting, the governing body voted to elect Ward 1 councilman Matt Zimmerman as the council president.
City of Shawnee reveals new website redesign
Shawnee officials hope new look will be more user-friendly for residents
January 2, 2018
If you’ve visited the City of Shawnee’s website in the past week, you may have noticed it’s much different.
Celebrating the sound of silence
January 2, 2018
After 13 years of working with the city of Shawnee to solve a noise problem, a neighborhood is celebrating a ‘quiet’ victory.
It’s a go: Shawnee council approves $113M project at Westbrooke shopping site
December 18, 2017
After years of blight and deterioration, the site of a nearly-vacant Shawnee shopping center was green-lighted to be a $113 million mixed-use hotspot.