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.
Achieve Shawnee Comprehensive Plan & Future Land Use Framework 
Downtown Successes (2016-2021)
2014 Nieman Visioning Report
Final Report for Nieman Road Study
Shawnee Mission Parkway Visioning Study
Development and Zoning

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.

Thomas Seberger

Vice Chairperson
Mitzi Ryburn

Mayor Mickey Sandifer
Councilmember Ward 2
Kathy Peterson - Planning Commission
Ann Smith-Tate, Chamber of Commerce
Doug Allmon
Eric Ely, Shawnee EDC
Chelsea Harper
Carol Mundy
Jay Runfeldt
Mike McVey
Kevin Tubbesing
Steven Wise
Lauren Grashoff, Secretary

Downtown Partnership 2024 Meetings Schedule

The Shawnee Downtown Partnership meets bi-monthly on the fourth Thursday (exception in December) in the Shawnee City Hall Council Chambers at 6:00pm. The 2024 meeting dates are:

February 22
April 17 (rescheduled)
June 27
August 22
October 24
December 19

Please click here to find a full list of agendas and minutes from Downtown Partnership meetings. 



  • Contact Info
  • Deputy Community Development DirectorLauren Grashoff 
  • Address11110 Johnson Drive Shawnee, Kansas 66203 
  • Telephone(913) 742-6226 
  • Email
  • Hours8am-5pm