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Stray, Lost and Found Pet Map
      Map Allows you to document lost and stray Animals in Shawnee
City Commission Ward Map
      What Ward do YOU live in? Check the map!
City of Shawnee Zoning Map
      As of January 2014
Horse in the City Map
      Check out the Horse in the City Arts project locations
City of Shawnee Parks
      Find a park nearest you and enjoy the outdoors
City of Shawnee Airport Walking Trail
      Like to walk/ride? Check out the Airport Trail


From the date of its incorporation, October 18, 1894, until July 3, 1908, the City Government was operated under State law, which provided for the election of all officials by direct vote of the people.

In 1908 the City adopted its first charter form of government.  This Charter contained twenty articles and divided the City into six wards; the governing body consisted of a Mayor and a councilman from each ward, all elected by voters of the City.

Since 1930, Shawnee has operated under a managerial form of government.  The commission appoints a City Manager, who has charge of all the departments of the City. The Board of Commissioners pass all ordinances and must confirm all appointments made by the City Manager.  It is purely representative in form; the power is derived directly from the people.

Commission meetings are the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month starting at 6:30pm as of January 1st, 2007. Watch the meeting LIVE on local cable channel 30 or view the web versions on the MEDIA PAGE.