Local Government

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.
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.

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