City of Shawnee

Government Relations & Lobbying

The City Manager's Office is responsible for monitoring and responding to legislation impacting the City.

The governing body adopts a state program prior to the start of the state legislative session and a federal program prior to the National League of Cities Congressional Cities Conference each year. ​

In addition, Shawnee is a member of organizations that may advocate for particular legislation at the state and/or federal level. Please see the list of organizations below and amounts paid.

2015 Organizations

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF MUSEUMS - $250
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR STATE AND LOCAL HISTORY - $115
AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION - $155
AMERIAN INSTITUTE OF CERTIFIED PLANNERS - $245
AMERICAN PLANNING ASSOCIATION - $2,900
AMERICAN PUBLIC WORKS ASSOCIATION - $3,700
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CIVIL ENGINEERS - $950
APCO INTERNATIONAL (Association of Public Safety Communications) - $92
ASSOCIATION OF STATE FLOODPLAIN MANAGERS - $465
BROADCAST MUSIC, INC. - $601.20
CITY ATTORNEYS ASSOCIATION OF KANSAS - $35
CITY CLERK MUNICIPAL FINANCE OFFICERS - $75
COUNTY ECONOMIC RESEARCH INSTITUTE, INC. - $130
EASTERN KANSAS GOVERNMENT FINANCE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION - $75
FBI - LAW ENFORCEMENT EXECUTIVE DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION - $735
FIRE MARSHALS ASSOCIATION OF KANSAS - $15
GOVERNMENT FINANCE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION - $455
INSTITUTE OF FIRE ENGINEERS - $312
INSTITUTE OF TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERS - $549
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR PROPERTY AND EVIDENCE - $50
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ARSON INVESTIGATORS - $235
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CHIEFS OF POLICE - $1,085
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT - $185
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FIRE CHIEFS - $1,571
INTERNATIONAL CITY/COUNTY MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION - $2,865
INTERNATIONAL CODE COUNCIL - $862
INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF SHOPPING CENTERS - $50
INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MUNICIPAL CLERKS - $185
INTERNATIONAL MUNICIPAL SIGNAL ASSOCIATION - $360
INTERNATIONAL PERSONNEL MANAGMEENT ASSOCIATION – GREATER KANSAS CITY -$300
INTERPRETATIVE SITE COALITION - $50
JOHNSON COUNTY FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES ASSOCIATION - $100
JOHNSON COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION - $390
JOHNSON COUNTY LAW LIBRARY - $400
JOHNSON COUNTY POLICE CHIEFS ASSOCIATION - $125
JOHNSON COUNTY SWIM AND DIVE LEAGUE - $435
JOHNSON/WYANDOTTE COUNTIES COUNCIL OF MAYORS - $415
KANSAS ASSOCIATION OF CHIEFS OF POLICE - $160
KANSAS ASSOCIATION OF CITY/COUNTY MANAGEMENT - $1,090
KANSAS ASSOCIATION OF CODES ENFORCEMENT - $110
KANSAS ASSOCIATION OF FIRE CHIEFS - $80
KANSAS ASSOCIATION OF PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICERS - $40
KANSAS CITY AREA HISTORIC TRAILS ASSOCIATION - $50
KANSAS CITY BARBEQUE SOCIETY - $2,094
KANSAS CITY METRO BAR ASSOCIATION - $285
KANSAS CITY METRO MATERIALS BOARD - $1,653
KANSAS CITY METRO TACTICAL OFFICERS ASSOCIATION - $175
KANSAS CITY METRO PARKS AND RECREATION DIRECTORS - $75
KANSAS CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION COMMISSION - $60
KANSAS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION - $75
KANSAS GOVERNMENT FINANCE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION - $125
KANSAS MAYORS ASSOCIATION - $50
KANSAS MUNICIPAL JUDGES ASSOCIATION - $25
KANSAS MUSEUM ASSOCIATION - $150
KANSAS RECREATION & PARK ASSOCIATION - $905
KANSAS STATE BOARD OF TECHNICAL PROFESSIONS - $120
KANSAS SUPREME COURT - $525
LEAGUE OF AMERICAN BICYCLISTS - $90
LEAGUE OF KANSAS MUNICIPALITIES - $19,130
METROPOLITAN CHIEFS & SHERIFFS ASSOCIATION - $50
MID STATES ORGANIZED CRIME INFORMATION CENTER - $250
MID AMERICA COUNCIL OF PUBLIC PROCUREMENT - $75
MID-AMERICA REGIONAL COUNCIL - $12,455
NAFA FLEET MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION - $135
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF COURT MANAGERS - $115
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN LAW ENFORCEMENT EXECUTIVES - $75
NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR HISTORY - $50
NATIONAL FIRE CODES - $1255.50
NATIONAL FIRE PROTECTION ASSOCIATION - $330
NATIONAL LATINO PEACE OFFICER ASSOCIATION - $60
NATIONAL LEAGUE OF CITIES - $5,401
NATIONAL POLICE CANINE ASSOCIATION - $220
NATIONAL RECREATION & PARK ASSOCIATION - $1550
NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION - $35
NATIONAL STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING ASSOCIATION - $47
NATIONAL TACTICAL OFFICERS ASSOCIATION - $150
NONPROFIT CONNECT - $125
OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION - $90
SEED SAVERS EXCHANGE - $40
*SHAWNEE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE/SHAWNEE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL - $341,953
SOCIETY FOR HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT - $320
TOUR KANSAS - $50
UNITED STATES WEIGHTLIFITNG - $85
URBAN LAND INSTITUTE - $525
WORLD WATERPARK ASSOCIATION - $395
3CMA - $390


*Includes all funds paid to the Shawnee Chamber of Commerce for Economic Development Contract/Convention and Visitor Bureau/Attendance at Chamber Events

2014 Organizations

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANTS OF KANSAS CITY - $210
ALERT INTERNATIONAL - $160
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS - $235
AMERICAN ALLIANCE OF MUSEUMS - $250
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR STATE AND LOCAL HISTORY - $115
AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION - $155
AMERICAN PLANNING ASSOCIATION - $2,900
AMERICAN PUBLIC WORKS ASSOCIATION - $3,700
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CIVIL ENGINEERS - $950
APCO INTERNATIONAL (Association of Public Safety Communications) - $92
ARBOR DAY FOUNDATION - $30
ASSOCIATION OF STATE FLOODPLAIN MANAGERS - $465
CITY ATTORNEYS ASSOCIATION OF KANSAS - $35
CITY CLERK MUNICIPAL FINANCE OFFICERS - $75
COUNTY ECONOMIC RESEARCH INSTITUTE, INC. - $75.95
DESIGN BUILD INSTITUTE OF AMERICA - $99
FBI - LAW ENFORCEMENT EXECUTIVE DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION - $735
FIRE EDUCATORS ASSOCIATION OF KANSAS - $40
FIRE MARSHALS ASSOCIATION OF KANSAS - $15
GOVERNMENT FINANCE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION - $455
HERITAGE LEAGUE OF GREATER KANSAS CITY - $45
INSTITUTE OF TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERS - $549
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR PROPERTY AND EVIDENCE - $50
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ARSON INVESTIGATORS - $235
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CHIEFS OF POLICE - $1,085
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FIRE CHIEFS - $1,571
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LAW ENFORCEMENT FIREARMS INSTRUCTORS - $110
INTERNATIONAL CITY/COUNTY MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION - $2,865
INTERNATIONAL CODE COUNCIL - $862
INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF SHOPPING CENTERS - $50
INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MUNICIPAL CLERKS - $185
INTERNATIONAL MUNICIPAL LAWYER - $695
INTERNATIONAL MUNICIPAL SIGNAL ASSOCIATION - $360
INTERNATIONAL PERSONNEL MANAGMEENT ASSOCIATION – GREATER KANSAS CITY -$300
INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION FOR HUMAN RESOURCES - $950
INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF ARBORICULTURE - $480
INTERPRETATIVE SITE COALITION - $50
JOHNSON COUNTY FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES ASSOCIATION - $100
JOHNSON COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION - $390
JOHNSON COUNTY BUILDING OFFICIALS ASSOCIATION - $115
JOHNSON COUNTY LAW LIBRARY - $400
JOHNSON COUNTY POLICE CHIEFS ASSOCIATION - $125
JOHNSON COUNTY SWIM AND DIVE LEAGUE - $435
JOHNSON/WYANDOTTE COUNTIES COUNCIL OF MAYORS - $415
KANSAS ASSOCIATION OF CHIEFS OF POLICE - $160
KANSAS ASSOCIATION OF CITY/COUNTY MANAGEMENT - $1,090
KANSAS ASSOCIATION OF CODES ENFORCEMENT - $110
KANSAS ASSOCIATION OF FIRE CHIEFS - $80
KANSAS BAR ASSOCIATION - $300
KANSAS CITY AREA HISTORIC TRAILS ASSOCIATION - $50
KANSAS CITY BARBEQUE SOCIETY - $2,094
KANSAS CITY CLEAN CITIES - $300
KANSAS CITY COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS - $115
KANSAS CITY METRO BAR ASSOCIATION - $285
KANSAS CITY METRO MATERIALS BOARD - $1,653
KANSAS CITY METRO TACTICAL OFFICERS ASSOCIATION - $175
KANSAS CITY METRO PARKS AND RECREATION DIRECTORS - $75
KANSAS CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION COMMISSION - $60
KANSAS COUNTY AND DISTRICT ATTORNEYS ASSOCIATION - $365
KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE AND PARKS - $164
KANSAS GOVERNMENT FINANCE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION - $125
KANSAS MAYORS ASSOCIATION - $50
KANSAS MUNICIPAL JUDGES ASSOCIATION - $25
KANSAS MUSEUM ASSOCIATION - $150
KANSAS NARCOTICS OFFICERS ASSOCIATION - $450
KANSAS RECREATION & PARK ASSOCIATION - $905
KANSAS STATE BOARD OF TECHNICAL PROFESSIONS - $120
KANSAS STATE FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION - $62
LEAGUE OF KANSAS MUNICIPALITIES - $19,130
LEARNING RESOURCES NETWORK - $395
METROPOLITAN CHIEFS & SHERIFFS ASSOCIATION - $50
MID STATES ORGANIZED CRIME INFORMATION CENTER - $250
MID-AMERICA REGIONAL COUNCIL - $12,455
MOUNTAIN PLAINS MUSEUM ASSOCIATION - $200
NAFA FLEET MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION - $135
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF COURT MANAGERS - $115
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN LAW ENFORCEMENT EXECUTIVES - $75
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS - $80
NATIONAL FIRE PROTECTION ASSOCIATION - $330
NATIONAL LEAGUE OF CITIES - $5,401
NATIONAL POLICE CANINE ASSOCIATION - $220
NATIONAL RECREATION & PARK ASSOCIATION - $1550
NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION - $35
NATIONAL SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS - $323
NONPROFIT CONNECT - $125
*SHAWNEE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE/SHAWNEE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL - $330,678
SEED SAVERS EXCHANGE - $40
SOCIETY FOR HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT - $320
SPORTS TURF MANAGERS ASSOCIATION - $135
TOUR KANSAS - $50
UNITED STATES TENNIS ASSOCIATION - $35
UNITED STATES WEIGHTLIFITNG - $85
URBAN LAND INSTITUTE - $525
WORLD WATERPARK ASSOCIATION - $395
3CMA - $390


*Includes all funds paid to the Shawnee Chamber of Commerce for Economic Development Contract/Convention and Visitor Bureau/Attendance at Chamber Events