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JOCO Magazine out now!

By now, all Johnson County households should have received the inaugural edition of JOCO Magazine. While the publication is jam-packed with info about the County, we've got even more online in the Web Extras section of the website. If you'd like more background on the magazine, please also check out our JOCO Magazine Frequently Asked Questions.

State of the County video now online in its entirety!

The entire 2014 State of the County video is now available for viewing here. The video includes an introduction by Paul Snider of the Johnson County Chambers’ Public Policy Council, presentation of the colors by the Johnson County Sheriff's Department Honor Guard, Board of County Commissioners Chairman Ed Eilert's address, video presentations and PowerPoint slides.

Watch the full 2014 State of the County video (46:45)

Text of Chairman Eilert’s address

PowerPoint presentation that accompanied Chairman Eilert's address

Commissioners’ video on Johnson County’s current key economic development projects (7:58)

30 Days of JoCo has Begun!

April is National County Government Month, and here in Johnson County, we are celebrating with 30 Days of JoCo. Every day in April we have suggested at least one way residents can engage with a County program or service. 

You can view the 30 Days of JoCo calendar here. We also encourage you to engage with us on Twitter by following and using #Joco30Days to let us know what you have tried. Have fun getting to know Johnson County Government!

Hear ye, hear ye: Proclaiming the importance of proclamations

For those who watch the weekly Board of County Commissioner meetings, you’ll notice that we typically start the meeting with Chairman Eilert making one or more proclamations. In fact, we had five proclamations at the March 27 meeting.

Issuing a proclamation is a way for Johnson County Government to support and bring local awareness to an important issue or commemorate a special event. Anyone interested in requesting a proclamation or other type of recognition at a BOCC meeting can fill out this online form.

The following proclamations were made at the March 27 meeting.

  • Proclaim March 31, 2014 as Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness Day: recognizes a Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia as a life-threatening birth defect. A Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia occurs in every 1 in 2,500 live births in the United States, which accounts for 8 percent of all major congenital anomalies.
  • Proclaim March 31, 2014 as Autism Awareness Month: Autism is the most common developmental disability--affecting more than 1 out of every 88 children. Johnson County citizens with intellectual and development disabilities are served by Johnson County Developmental Supports.
  • Proclaim April, 2014 as National Child Abuse Prevention Month: encourages all citizens to help protect our children from abuse and neglect and to take an active role in creating safe communities.
  • Proclaim April 2014 as National County Government Month: In Johnson County, we are celebrating National County Government Month with 30 Days of JoCo.
  • Proclaim April 2, 2014 as National Employee Benefits Day: The Johnson County Benefits Division of the Office of Financial Management engages in continued commitment to benefits education and awareness of employee benefit plans as an integral and invaluable service to the working population.
JoCo named healthiest Kansas county for second straight year

Johnson County was named the healthiest county in the state of Kansas for the second straight year, according to the fifth annual County Health Rankings, released today by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. The Rankings are available at www.countyhealthrankings.org.

The County Health Rankings rank the overall health of nearly every county in all 50 states. The Rankings allow counties to see how well they are doing on 29 factors that influence health including smoking, high school graduation rates, employment, physical inactivity and access to healthy foods.

“The Rankings help us to understand what factors have influenced good health in our community and how we can continue to make Johnson County a healthy place to live, learn, work and play,” said Lougene Marsh, director of the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment.

While Johnson County ranked highest in the categories of health behaviors, access to clinical care and other social and economic factors, Marsh said this report also identifies areas where Johnson County can improve, such as educating residents on how to reduce commute times to work.

“These rankings often provide the spark for businesses, community planners, policy-makers, public health, parents and others to work together for better health,” said Marsh.

Johnson County was ranked number one in Kansas in 2013 and number two in 2012.

Chairman Eilert delivers 2014 State of the County address

Nearly 700 people attended Chairman Ed Eilert’s 2014 State of the County Address on March 25. The theme of his address was “Where Opportunity Lives” and heavily focused on Johnson County’s key economic trends and current development, along with the many new ways residents can engage with the County.

The 2014 State of the County address and luncheon took place at The Ritz Charles in Overland Park. The event’s co-sponsor was the Johnson County Public Policy Council. The general public could “virtually” attend the event on Twitter by following @jocogov and #JOCO2014.

Links to more information:

Chairman Eilert’s complete address

Accompanying PowerPoint presentation

Event news release

Commissioners’ video on Johnson County’s current key economic development projects