City of Shawnee

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.

The five programs below are available for properties located within downtown Shawnee.



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.

Downtown Partnership Members
Mike Unterreiner, Hartman Hardware

Vice Chairperson
Chris Calkins, Calkins Electric Supply

Nolan Sunderman - City Manager
Elaine Copp - Mattes Appraisal
Scott Harvey, DC - Back in Motion
Jeff Vaught - The Vaught Group
Steven Wise - Planning Commission
Connie Harrell - The Doll Cradle
Michelle Distler - Mayor
Eric Jenkins - Councilmember
Ann Smith-Tate - Chamber of Commerce President
Doug Allmon - Community Development Director
Carol Mundy - Resident
Jeremy Whitley - Resident
Thomas Seberger - Resident
Carolyn Vivian - Resident
Mitzi Ryburn - State Farm Insurance
  • Contact Info
  • Neighborhood PlannerLauren Grashoff 
  • Address11110 Johnson Drive Shawnee, Kansas 66203 
  • Telephone(913) 742-6226 
  • Email
  • Hours8am-5pm

2020 Bi-Monthly Meeting Schedule
February 27
April 23 - CANCELLED
June 25
August 27
October 22
December 17