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Who We Are

 

The Visit Shawnee Advisory Committee holds its final meeting of 2019 at the Comfort Inn and Suites Shawnee!

The Visit Shawnee Advisory Committee is composed of representatives from hospitality-related businesses, city government and attractions to promote tourism of the Shawnee area. This includes Shawnee’s hotels, attractions, restaurants and related businesses, to make a positive economic impact in the community. Appointments to the Visit Shawnee Advisory Committee come as recommendations from the Visit Shawnee Advisory Committee for appointment by the Mayor of Shawnee and approval by the Governing Body.

Visit Shawnee Advisory Committee Members

Neal Sawyer,  Chair
Rebuilding Together Shawnee

Kevin Bundy
Courtyard by Marriott

Stacey Bienhoff
Old Shawnee Days Society

Jill Chalfie
Shawnee City Council

Matt Coble
Nick & Jakes

Lindsey Constance
Shawnee City Council

Michelle Distler
Shawnee Mayor

Kevin Fern
Executive Director, Visit Shawnee

Mark Hembrey
Hereford House Shawnee

Michelle Herman
Sunflower House

Neil Holman
Shawnee Parks & Recreation

Jason Lieb
Transport Brewery

Dave MacKay
Shawnee Mission Beach Volleyball

Jim Neighbor

Cary Danielson Pandzik 
Music Theatre Kansas City 

Mickey Sandifer

Ann Smith-Tate
President | CEO, Shawnee Chamber of Commerce

Jeff Stewart
Johnson County Parks & Recreation

Nolan Sunderman
Shawnee City Manager


Mary Beatty (L), Hereford House, and Tonya Lecuru (R), Shawnee Parks and Recreation, picture with their Visit Shawnee Hospitality Awards – May 2019.

Shawnee Friendly Service Award

This award is presented annually to a hospitality employee who is known for his or her exemplary customer service embodying the Shawnee spirit.

2019
Mary Beatty
Hereford House Shawnee

Good Starts Here Award

This award is presented annually for outstanding service to Shawnee Tourism.

2019
Tonya Lecuru
Shawnee Parks & Recreation

2018
JoLynn Brosnan 
Courtyard by Marriott

2017  
Mark Hembrey
Hereford House Shawnee

2016
Neil Holman
Shawnee Parks & Recreation

2015
Randy Bull
Hampton Inn Shawnee

2014
Jeff Meyers
Shawnee Mayor

2013
Ron Deffenbaugh
Deffenbaugh Foundation

2012
Wheels & Dreams
Car, Truck & Bike Show
Shawnee Downtown
Business Association

2011
Donna Sawyer
Old Shawnee Days

2010
Charley Vogt
Country Club Bank

2009
Jack Waters
Parkway Real Estate

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Visit Shawnee
15100 West 67th Street
Suite 202
Shawnee, KS 66217-9344
913.631.6545