Local Government

Shawnee City Council hears Tobacco 21 presentation
May 14, 2018
Shawnee is one of only a few major cities left which hasn’t joined the Tobacco 21 movement.
Council updates comprehensive plan to embrace more mixed-use
April 16, 2018
Mixed-use development, prevalent in cities such as Overland Park and Lenexa, is now becoming more acceptable in the city of Shawnee.
Shawnee city clerk honored at council meeting
Governing body also discusses vape store regulations, approves water tower
April 2, 2018
The Shawnee City Council kicked off its March 26 meeting with a nod to an award-winning city employee.
Councilwoman appointed to serve on National League of Cities’ committee
March 29, 2018
Shawnee City Councilwoman Lindsey Constance has been appointed to the National League of Cities 2018 Energy, Environment and Natural Resources federal advocacy committee.
Shawnee Planning Commission advances changes to land use guide
March 26, 2018
The Shawnee Planning Commission recently advanced changes to the city’s land use guide which would encourage mixed-use development at the Bellmont Promenade site.
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.