Local Government

Get to know new Ward 3 council member Lisa Larson-Bunnell
November 26, 2018
Attorney Lisa Larson-Bunnell was appointed to fill the vacant Ward 3 seat.
Is the Shawnee Civic Center a community center? Shawnee city staff says ‘no’
November 20, 2018
A look at the Shawnee Civic Center and the role it plays in the city, as plans for a potential new community center pick up speed.
City of Shawnee gets a new council member
November 14, 2018
The Shawnee City Council appoints attorney Lisa Larson-Bunnell to fill the vacant Ward 3 seat.
Shawnee photographer sets focus on city hall, helps change ordinance
November 7, 2018
When her life was nearly turned upside down because of a single phone call, however, Shawnee photographer Sarah Chou found herself in the midst of an unexpected civics lesson, and on the path to changing a city law.
New assistant city manager excited for the challenge
November 6, 2018
There’s a lot going on in the city of Shawnee and new assistant city manager Caitlin Gard is excited to be a part of it.
City of Shawnee names new community development director
October 29, 2018
Shawnee City Manager Nolan Sunderman has announced the promotion of Doug Allmon to Community Development Director.
Shawnee City Council green lights preliminary steps for community center
October 29, 2018
Preliminary steps for the proposed Shawnee community center are underway.
Letter to the Editor: Shawnee council member urges Trump, Yoder to focus on biofuel regulations
October 16, 2018
Shawnee City Councilwoman Stephanie Meyer encourages elected officials to focus on biofuel regulations.
Shawnee City Council plans steps to fill Ward 3 vacancy
October 16, 2018
At its meeting last week, the Shawnee City Council voted to appoint someone to immediately and temporarily fill the position, and hold a special election for the seat next year
Westbrooke Green developers granted demolition extension
October 1, 2018
Westbrooke Green developers were recently granted a 10-month extension to demolish existing buildings on the site.
Shawnee planning director retires after 30 years
September 24, 2018
Chaffee retired from the city of Shawnee as the community development director on Friday.
Adrian resigns from Shawnee City Council
September 13, 2018
Justin Adrian resigned from the Shawnee City Council, the city’s website states.
New fire station in western Shawnee nears completion
September 10, 2018
Shawnee elected officials and city staff received a firsthand glimpse of what will soon be a brand new fire station in northwestern Shawnee.
Shawnee city council approves Kenneth Smith rezoning
August 20, 2018
The historical Kenneth Smith property in Shawnee is moving closer to becoming a residential subdivision.
Shawnee community center discussion moves forward
Details regarding amenities, price emerge from design consultants
August 13, 2018
A community center has been on the city of Shawnee’s wish list for well over a decade, and now, the dream is becoming a little more concrete.