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Citizens for a Better Shawnee is a non-partisan, citizen-run committee founded by the members of the "Vote No - There's a Better Way" Committee that opposed the 2019 Mail Ballot question that would have raised the property tax rate to fund a proposed community center in Shawnee.  

Our efforts were successful, as the measure failed by a decisive margin, with 72% voting against it in a high-turnout election.

In response to many requests to remain engaged in city government, including city elections, members of the Vote No Committee decided to form "Citizens for a Better Shawnee" to focus on fiscal responsibility, common-sense policy, and good government in Shawnee, Kansas.


Citizens for a Better Shawnee is led by:

Chairperson - Kris Durbin
Treasurer - Matt Beaven


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