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. 
Shaping Downtown Shawnee Presentation (2019)
2014 Nieman Visioning Report
Downtown Action Plan
Final Report for Nieman Road Study
Shawnee Mission Parkway Visioning Study
Development and Zoning
Land Use


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
Elaine Copp

Michelle Distler - Mayor
Eric Jenkins - Councilmember Ward 2
Nolan Sunderman 
Ann Smith-Tate
Doug Allmon
Eric Ely
Chelsea Harper
Carol Mundy
Jay Runfeldt
Jeremy Whitley
Thomas Seberger
Chad Spoor
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.
2021 Bi-Monthly Meeting Schedule
  • February 25
  • April 22
  • June 24
  • August 26
  • October 28
  • December 16

The Shawnee Economic Development Council Executive Committee created the Downtown Recognition Awards in 2004, to acknowledge the significant contribution of downtown area businesses to Shawnee’s economic vitality. The Downtown Impact and Downtown Revitalization awards are presented annually during Business Appreciation Month.

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