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Did you know?

Did you know about some of the Johnson County Government programs your tax dollars support?

  • In 2015, kids enrolled in Johnson County Park & Recreation District summer camps spent a total of more than 420,000 hours in touch with nature and actively engaged in healthy activities at JCPRD parks and facilities.
  • Over the last five years the County Assistance Road System Program (CARS) has allocated approximately $68 million in funding to cities in Johnson County to support arterial road improvement projects worth in excess of $260 million.
  • Johnson County Library promotes the 6 by 6, Ready to Read early literacy initiative which encourages parents to work with their children to develop the 6 skills needed by age 6 to learn to read.
  • Over the last five years the Stormwater Management Program has allocated approximately $73 million in funding to cities in Johnson County to support flood damage reduction projects worth in excess of $95 million.
  • In 2014, JCMHC Emergency Services had a total of 11,959 emergency / crisis contacts (totaling 2345.70 hours) and completed 2894 intakes for new clients to the Center.
  • The JO’s Special Edition is a shared ride program for Johnson County’s most vulnerable populations… residents who are 65 or older, have a documented disability or live in a low-income household.
  • Johnson County Med-Act, a partner in Johnson County HeartSafe initiative, has helped provide training to approximately 30,000 citizens in hands only CPR, making our community a safer place to live.

Did you know that one of our organization’s Operational Values is stewardship? We strive to use our resources as efficiently as possible. For example, the average property tax supported probation cost per day is $3.91 for Johnson County’s Adult Intensive Supervision Program, compared to the average inmate cost per day of $69.85 in a Kansas prison.

Did you know that our Budget and Financial Planning department has received the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for 23 consecutive years?

Did you know that Johnson County is estimating a population of 588,711 for 2016? That would represent a growth of 64,832 since the 2007 estimate of 523,879.

The Board of County Commissioners will vote on the FY 2016 budget next Thursday, August 13. We invite you to read the archives of our Budget Blog to learn about this year’s budget process.