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County Manager's Office

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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Health Assessment Surveyors Coming to Neighborhoods
August 31, 2018

Help us build a healthier Johnson County!

Volunteers will visit random pre-selected Johnson County neighborhoods on Saturday, Sept. 8, to conduct a community health assessment survey.

The purpose of the survey is to collect resident opinions to better understand health needs of county residents. This important information will greatly assist with guiding health priorities in the county.

How can you help?

Volunteers will approach in pairs, wearing grey t-shirts and name tags that identify them as part of the community health assessment team. When they come to your door, simply participate in the 10-minute survey by sharing your thoughts about the health needs of the community. The information collected will not include your name and address.

Thank you for helping to achieve a healthier Johnson County!

County offices closed Monday, Sept. 3
August 31, 2018

Johnson County Government offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 3, 2018, in observance of the Labor Day holiday. Offices will reopen for normal operations Tuesday, Sept. 4.

In addition, all branches of Johnson County Library will be closed Sunday, Sept. 2 and Monday, Sept. 3 for the holiday. The eLibrary will be available online.

Johnson County Park & Recreation District offices will also be closed Monday, Sept. 3, for the holiday. Visit the Park & Recreation District website for park hours and more information.

 

September is National Preparedness Month
August 30, 2018

This September, National Preparedness Month focuses on planning under the theme — “Prepare Now. Learn How”

As recent severe weather and other events have affected people in Johnson County and communities across the U.S., we can all take appropriate actions to prepare. It’s imperative that you, your family and others know how to respond when an emergency or disaster strikes.

Several local and federal preparedness resources are available to our Johnson County residents:

  • NotifyJoCo: Sign up online to the local mass communication system designed to keep county residents, businesses and others informed of emergencies, including weather, water main issues, public safety alerts and more.
  • JoCo72: A basic rule of thumb is for people to be able to take care of each other for 72 hours before help arrives. Visit joco72.org for information about staying connected, gathering supplies and making an emergency plan in advance of a disaster.
  • PrepareMetroKC: Know the Risks. Make a Plan. Get a Kit. Stay Informed. Disasters like floods, tornadoes, fires and winter storms can overwhelm a community very quickly. Planning ahead can help you and your family recover more quickly should disaster strike.
  • Ready.gov: National website that encourages you to be informed, plan ahead and take action, providing resources to support these activities.
Veterans Treatment Court has four new graduates
September 4, 2018

On Aug. 29, a packed courtroom celebrated four more graduates of the Veterans Treatment Court. This marked the Johnson County District Court's sixth graduation in this program. The mission of the VTC is to identify veterans in the criminal justice system and, when eligible, get them into treatment and court supervision as an alternative to incarceration. You can learn more about the program in the video below.

Today's graduation included speeches from Judge Timothy P. McCarthy, who spearheaded the effort to bring VTC to Johnson County, as well as Kansas Supreme Court Justice Lawton Nuss and Major General Clyde J. "Butch" Tate II, a military lawyer who previously served as the 19th Deputy Judge Advocate General of the United States Army. U.S. Senator Jerry Moran delivered the keynote speech.

"The four veterans we honor today are on a path to provide us with leadership," said Senator Moran. "Our country desperately needs you as role models."

The four graduates each appeared in front of the audience with their volunteer mentors. Graduates received a certificate and a program coin, and made brief remarks. 

September-October issue of The Best Times is in the mail
August 29, 2018

The September-October issue of The Best Times, a bimonthly magazine for Johnson County’s 60-plus population, is on the way to its readership.

The cover story showcases the state’s shortest railroad, spanning slightly more than six miles of tracks, which operates at the New Century AirCenter in Gardner. The original tracks of the New Century AirCenter Railroad dates back to the creation of the Olathe Naval Air Station in 1942.

The September-October issue also offers:

  • The newest exhibit at the Johnson County Museum is a step back in time to the 1920s;
  • Lawn care needs good seed;
  • Johnson County K-State Research and Extension offers Medicare sign-up classes;
  • BOCC adopts 2019 budget with decrease in mill levy;
  • Veterans Day Observance will honor local veterans of the Vietnam War era; and,
  • Call for election workers for November election.

Get the current issue now.

Explore the darker side of the Roaring 20s
August 27, 2018

Explore how a modern, American society emerged in the 1920s at the Johnson County Museum’s latest exhibit, The Turbulent Twenties. The decade is often viewed as a time of roaring fun, prosperity, and good feeling. While consumerism was up, jazz was hot, and pop culture was all-consuming, beneath the surface of American society there were turbulent, darker aspects also at work. Find out why!
                
Located at the Arts & Heritage Center, 8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, and appropriately named, the “Turbulent Twenties” exhibit will be on public display until Aug. 11, 2019.

Taking up approximately 1,500 feet of space, the exhibit incorporates more than 50 objects from the museum’s collection as well as institutions such as the National World War I Museum, Kansas State Historical Society, Kansas City Museum and the Indiana State Museum. It also features more than 100 images from more than 20 institutions across the nation along with music and video components. 

The first programming associated with the “Turbulent Twenties exhibit” will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 12, as part of the museum’s “Lunch & Learn” program, beginning at 11:30 a.m. It is titled “The Flu: Worse than the Black Death.” The program will focus on the 1918 flu pandemic as well as the modern flu. 

Influenza vaccinations will be available from the health division of the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment. More details are available on the museum’s website at jocogov.org/museum regarding cost and accepted insurance.

The Johnson County Museum is open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The museum is closed Sunday and major holidays. Museum admission rates apply: $5 adults, $4 seniors, $3 children. As always, museum members are free.

More information is available by calling the museum at 913-826-2787.

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