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Shawnee County
K-State Research and Extension
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Topeka, KS  66604


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Community Development - PRIDE Communities


The Kansas PRIDE Program is a partnership of K-State Research and Extension, the Kansas Department of Commerce, and Kansas PRIDE, Inc. PRIDE is dedicated to serving communities across the state to encourage and assist local government and volunteers in making their community a better place to live and work.

Through the PRIDE Program, local communities identify what they would like to preserve, create, or improve for their future. Then, working with the resources of K-State Research and Extension and the Kansas Department of Commerce, community volunteers pull together to create their ideal community future. Shawnee County is fortunate to be home to three PRIDE communities: Dover, Rossville and Silver Lake.


Dover PRIDE signPresident: Amy Johnston, doverjohnston@gmail.com

Meetings: 4th Monday at 6:00 p.m. at the Dover Community Center


  • Clean up the ball field
  • Playground for the Dover Community Center
  • Fall Festival
  • Community Dinners
  • Christmas with Santa and much more

Rossville PRIDE

Rossville PRIDEPresident: Christi McKenzie, mckenzic@kawvalley.k12.ks.us

Meetings:4th Monday at 6:p.m. at Rossville City Hall


  • Disc Golf Course and playground equipment at City Park
  • Chari-Ity Auction
  • Sand Volleyball Tournament
  • Rain Garden

Silver Lake PRIDE

Silver Lake PRIDE President:Shannon Bergmann and Misty Krueger

Meetings: 2nd Monday at 6:00 p.m. at the Silver Lake Community Center


  • Downtown Community Clean-Up
  • 4th of July Festivities
  • Community Survey