City of Shawnee



Vision: Shaping the Future of Downtown Shawnee

Multiple Downtown studies and implementation activities have been undertaken since 2002, which have provided a broad development framework for Downtown, and have provided guidance for significant public and private investment in the area.
Achieve Shawnee Comprehensive Plan & Future Land Use Framework 
Downtown Successes (2016-2021)
2014 Nieman Visioning Report
Final Report for Nieman Road Study
Shawnee Mission Parkway Visioning Study
Development and Zoning

Downtown Partnership

The Shawnee Downtown Partnership exists for the purpose of aiding, promoting, and encouraging the enhancement of Downtown Shawnee. Members are Downtown business owners and other community leaders who share an interest in the growth of Downtown.

Maintaining a positive image is important to the City and the Shawnee Downtown Partnership. The appearance of the downtown area plays a vital role in the perception of the quality of the community. The City wants to encourage businesses to invest in their buildings by making attractive improvements. The improved appearance of buildings will make downtown more attractive to customers and to new businesses, contributing to the enhanced viability of the entire area, and to the entire community. It is with these goals in mind that the Downtown Improvement Program was created.

Steven Wise

Vice Chairperson
Thomas Seberger

Michelle Distler - Mayor
Eric Jenkins - Councilmember Ward 2
Kathy Peterson - Planning Commission
Ann Smith-Tate
Doug Allmon
Eric Ely
Chelsea Harper
Carol Mundy
Jay Runfeldt
Mike McVey
Kevin Tubbesing
Carolyn Vivian
Mitzi Ryburn
Lauren Grashoff, Secretary

Agendas & Minutes
Please click here to find a full list of agendas and minutes from all City meetings, including the Downtown Partnership.
2023 Bi-Monthly Meeting Schedule
  • February 21 (Rescheduled)
  • April 27
  • June 22
  • August 24
  • October 26
  • December 21



  • Contact Info
  • Neighborhood PlannerLauren Grashoff 
  • Address11110 Johnson Drive Shawnee, Kansas 66203 
  • Telephone(913) 742-6226 
  • Email
  • Hours8am-5pm