The City is now accepting applications for the 2017 Downtown Shawnee Leadership Program. The three session course is designed for downtown Shawnee business owners and their employees, property owners, and other area stakeholders. There are a lot of exciting changes for downtown Shawnee just around the corner, and engaging the business community is a key to managing change and creating a vibrant and successful downtown. This program is a great opportunity to become more knowledgeable and engaged, network with the business community, strengthen relationships, and learn about the opportunities available to leaders.
Enrollment Form - Due Friday, December 13, 2016
In February 2002, the City Council authorized a study of the downtown area. The report generated through that project included many recommendations, and culminated in the appointment of the Shawnee Downtown Partnership (SDP) in late 2002. 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.
The following programs are available for properties located within downtown Shawnee:
Honoring the Past, Investing in Tomorrow
2017 Downtown Shawnee Leadership Program
The Shawnee Downtown Partnership now meets bi-monthly at City Hall. If you would like more information or if you have questions, please contact the City's Neighborhood Planner at (913) 742-6226.
Bi-Monthly Meeting Schedule
December 17, 2015
February 25, 2016
April 28, 2016
June 30, 2016
August 25, 2016
September 21, 2016- After Hours
October 27, 2016
December 15, 2016
Downtown Partnership Update Newsletters (pdf)
Downtown Partnership Members