As Shawnee City Council President, I would like to sincerely thank you for your participation in the passage of the ballot initiatives. Your generous support was instrumental in the success of this unified effort. These dedicated revenue streams help guarantee funding for specific infrastructure repair and improvements, taking pressure off of the general fund, and allowing leveraging of revenues from other sources for a period of 10 years. This keeps a vibrant Shawnee growing, and appealing for families and businesses going forward.

I have filed for re-election to Ward 1 Shawnee City Council. My 5 years on the Council, last 2 as Council President, have been busy. I average 125-130 additional events a year representing the City. Some notable Council accomplishments during my tenure are:

  • Impact fee extended generating a non-tax revenue stream of $3M/year through 2043;
  • economic development activities generating over $150M in new Capital Investment, and over $40 million in new Retail Investment;
  • raising the City Commercial tax base to 24% of the 30% goal;
  • Parks, Pipes and Pavement initiatives passing overwhelmingly in the public vote;
  • Balanced Budgets, Reserves of 40+%, a AA1 credit rating, and NO increased Personal Property Taxes.
City Government is literally where the rubber meets the road. We are best equipped to deal with the everyday issues and needs of our citizens - without unfunded mandates, stripping of pass through revenues streams, or erosion of “local control” from Topeka. I pledge to continue to maintain a strategic perspective for the future and sustainability for all the best things that make Shawnee such a great place to live, work, and do business.

Community News & Events

Snow Removal Information

Questions about the snow removal program? - Call the Public Works Snow Operations Line: (913) 742-6097. More information about the City of Shawnee snow removal program, including frequent updates during snow events, can be found on the City of Shawnee's website at: http://tinyurl.com/yaokjyf

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Google Fiber Update

Google Fiber crews are continuing work in Shawnee to install the infrastructure necessary to provide Google Fiber service. Currently, they are placing buried conduits, installing fiber (both aerial and buried), and replacing utility poles. Google Fiber has moved into residential areas to install the remainder of the infrastructure. If you have questions about right-of-way or easement issues, please contact the City's Development Services Department at 913-742-6012.

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Citizen Service Request

The Citizen Service Request is intended to collect information about anything that will make our community better. It is designed to enable citizens and business owners to easily notify the City of Shawnee, Kansas of non-emergency requests for services 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Stay Informed!

Would you like to stay up to date on what's going on in Shawnee? You can receive city updates by e-mail! It's easy to sign up, simply log onto www.cityofshawnee.org and click on "E-Subscribe" on the left-hand side of your screen. You will be able to select which types of news information you would like to receive, such as press releases, job postings, surveys about important issues, meeting agendas and more!

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CityLine Newsletter

The CityLine is community newsletter that is published three times a year and mailed to more than 64,000 citizens of Shawnee. Its design provides a value approach to local government communication, while continuing to offer citizens current and reliable information about ongoing projects, meeting dates, special events, and government initiatives.

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Shawnee Receives Two Grants for Parks and Trails Improvements

The Shawnee Parks and Recreation Department has been awarded two grants totaling over $536,000 that will help add connections to trails throughout the City along with providing a new trail option for residents and visitors. The Mid-America Regional Council has awarded Shawnee a $458,800 grant through the Kansas Transportation Alternatives Program. Funds from this grant will be used to build bridges that help connect patrons to existing trails...

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