Local Government

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.
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.