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Phone: 913-715-0725

111 S Cherry, Suite 3300, Olathe, KS 66061

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The County Manager's Office is responsible to the Board of County Commissioners and the residents of Johnson County for the effective and efficient delivery of programs and services, using sound management and financial principles while emphasizing high ethical values, innovation, and continuous improvement.

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Sign up for a rain barrel workshop
March 23, 2017

Rain barrels reduce the amount of stormwater runoff by collecting roof runoff and storing the rainwater for future use. Want to learn about rain barrels and construct your own to take home for free? Sign up to attend an upcoming rain barrel workshop.

Olathe North High School, through a grant from the Johnson County stormwater program, is offering one-hour rain barrel workshops on April 1 and April 15. Each workshop will include an educational presentation by the Geoscience Academy students about stormwater management and the benefit of rain barrels, as well as instruction on and construction of a free rain barrel for each Johnson County homeowner (one per address). The workshops are offered on a first-come-first-served basis, as there is a limit to 25 free rain barrels per class.

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Daring American Women at Ernie Miller Nature Center
March 22, 2017

Johnson County Park and Recreation is celebrating March as Women’s History Month.

On March 25, they are having a Daring American Women event to celebrate the rich past of women and girls in America. The public is invited to register for this event online — then, bring your favorite doll and yourself dressed in your favorite historical fashion. Come see the fashions of females during Native American, Revolutionary War, Pioneer Days, Civil War periods and more.

Registration is required. For more information call 913-764-7759.

March for Meals food truck rally this Friday
March 21, 2017

On Friday, March 24, Johnson County Meals on Wheels will partner with Kansas City Food Truck Mafia to host its second-annual food truck rally 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in downtown Olathe, 111 N. Cherry St. Six food trucks are slated to participate in this year’s rally. All food trucks accept cash and credit cards and donations collected at the event will benefit Meals on Wheels seniors. 

Cherry Street will be blocked off for the food truck rally. Guests are encouraged to use the parking garage on Cherry Street or use available two-hour parking stalls on Kansas Avenue. Setup for the event begins at 9 a.m. and streets should be open again by 3 p.m.

Each March, Meals on Wheels programs from across the county unite for “March for Meals” to celebrate the collaboration of local community organizations, businesses, state and local government and compassionate individuals to ensure that senior residents are not forgotten. 

2017 State of the County address set for March 28
March 17, 2017

Don't miss Chairman Eilert's 2017 State of the County address on Tuesday, March 28, at the Ritz Charles in Overland Park. Register for tickets to the speech from the Shawnee Chamber of Commerce. Registration ends Tuesday, March 21.

50 Plus St. Patrick's Day dance planned
March 15, 2017

Come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day during a new special event being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.

This St. Patrick's Day Dance will feature 40s and 50s tunes from local group, The Playboys. Be sure to wear green for a chance at prizes for “Best Irish Attire.” Enjoy complimentary coffee and lime green punch. Please bring your favorite sweet treat or dish to share. To find this program in the JCPRD’s Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under 50 Plus and then under special events. In the catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keywords “Irish event.”

This event will take place beginning at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 17, at the Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty, Overland Park. The cost for this two-hour dance is $5 per person. For more information or to register, call (913) 831-3359. To register online at jcprd.com, click on the green “Register for Activities” button and complete a barcode search for 36961.

While JCPRD’s 50 Plus programs are primarily for people who are age 50 or older, interested parties who have not yet reached that magic age may still be able to attend. Persons 18 and older who are interested in a 50 Plus class are invited to call the 50 Plus Department at (913) 826-3030 for space availability.

Take precautions to prevent spread of mumps
March 15, 2017

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment has confirmed seven cases of mumps in adults living in Johnson County, Kan. Given the number of reported cases in Kansas and in nearby states, it is important that Kansans are up-to-date on their MMR vaccination (measles-mumps-rubella). Getting the vaccine will reduce the chance of getting the disease or reduce the severity of the illness.

Mumps is a contagious disease caused by a virus. It’s best known for puffy cheeks and a swollen jaw from swollen salivary glands. An infected person can spread the virus by:

  • Coughing, sneezing, or talking,
  • Sharing items, such as cups or eating utensils, with others, and
  • Touching objects or surfaces with unwashed hands that are then touched by others.

Symptoms usually last 7 to 10 days. Some people who get mumps do not have symptoms. Others may feel sick, but will not have swollen glands. If you or someone in your family has mumps symptoms, stay home and away from others and contact your healthcare provider.

KDHE recommends that a buccal swab specimen, a blood specimen and a respiratory viral panel (NP swab) be collected from all patients with clinical features compatible with mumps. Healthcare providers who suspect mumps in a patient or have received laboratory confirmation that a patient has mumps should call JCDHE’s disease investigation team at 913-826-1303 within 4 hours. Fax completed disease reports to 913-826-1300. After business hours and weekends, call the Kansas Department of Health and Environment at 1-877-427-7317. A quick reference guide for providers is available here

The best way to prevent mumps is to get the MMR vaccine. We offer the MMR vaccine at our walk-in clinics in Olathe (11875 S. Sunset Dr.) and Mission (6000 Lamar Ave.). No appointment is needed.