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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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Johnson County earns five national awards
July 12, 2016

Johnson County has been recognized with five Achievement Awards from the National Association of Counties (NACo). The awards honor innovative, effective county government programs that enhance services for residents.

NACo recognized the following programs in Johnson County:

NACo President Sallie Clark, commissioner, El Paso County, Colo., said, “County governments  are leading the way in providing better, more innovative services to residents. The National Association of Counties applauds these Achievement Award-winning counties for outstanding efforts to strengthen communities across the country.”

Nationally, awards are given in 21 different categories that reflect the vast, comprehensive services counties provide. The categories include children and youth, criminal justice, county administration, environmental protection, information technology, health, civic engagement and many more.

NACo will recognize award-winning counties at its 2016 Annual Conference and Exposition July 22–25 in Los Angeles County, Calif.  

Started in 1970, NACo’s annual Achievement Award Program is designed to recognize innovative county government programs. Each nominee is judged on its own merits and not against other applications received. 

Courthouse tours offered July through November
July 7, 2016

Public tours of the Johnson County Courthouse in downtown Olathe will get underway on Monday, July 11, and continue each month into early November.

The tours and informational presentations are being planned for the following reasons:

  • to provide opportunities for the public to learn more about the existing courthouse, with a growing list of safety and security concerns and structural issues;
  • the proposed construction of a new courthouse and coroner facility; and
  • a quarter-cent, 10-year public safety sales tax question on the November 8th general election ballot to fund both projects.

Representatives from Johnson County District Court and the Facilities Management Department will lead the tours and presentations. Representatives from the District Attorney’s Office, Board of County Commissioners, County Managers Office, and Facilities Management Department will be available to answer questions from the public.

Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the problems that would be solved with a new courthouse, see for themselves some of the issues/concerns of the existing courthouse, receive information, ask questions, and provide input.        

Tour times will be: 5:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on the following dates: 

  • Monday, July 11
  • Tuesday, July 26
  • Monday, August 15
  • Tuesday, August 23
  • Tuesday, September 27
  • Monday, October 3  
  • Tuesday, October 18
  • Tuesday, November 1

Please RSVP at (913) 715-3300. If special accommodations are required to attend a tour/presentation, please call (913) 715-0725 at least 48 hours in advance.

Click here for additional details about the tours. 

Beat the heat
July 26, 2016

Excessive high temperatures are occurring across the Kansas City area this week. Here are some important tips to keep in mind:

  • Do not use a fan as your primary source of cooling. If no AC, visit a public building like a community center.
  • Check on your neighbors, friends and relatives at least twice a day (morning and night).
  • Never leave children or pets in closed vehicles: In minutes, temps inside a car can reach over 140 degrees and can kill.
  •  If you have to work outside or in a no AC workplace, take frequent breaks, rest in the shade and drink plenty of water.
  • Avoid too much sunshine, and postpone outdoor activities and games.

If you need a place to cool off, click here for a listing of the cooling centers in Johnson County.

Click here for tips for preventing heat-related illness from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Have a happy & safe July 4th holiday
July 1, 2016

We wish everyone a happy and safe July 4th holiday weekend! Please keep in mind that Johnson County Government administration offices will be closed on Monday, July 4 and will reopen for normal business hours at 8 a.m. on Tuesday. All Johnson County Library locations will be closed on Sunday and Monday. Click here for Johnson County Park and Recreation District offices and facilities closings and adjusted hours.

A CHORUS LINE opens Friday!
June 28, 2016

“A Chorus Line” tells the story of a chorus audition for a Broadway musical and of the achingly poignant ambitions of professional Broadway gypsies trying to land a job in the show. Grab a blanket or chair and a picnic dinner and enjoy an evening under the stars!

Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for youth (ages 4-10), and children 3 and under are free. The box office opens at 6:00, gates open at 6:30, and curtain is at 8:30.  Visit the theatre’s website at theatreinthepark.org to purchase tickets and for more details.

The Theatre in the Park is located at 7710 Renner Road, Shawnee, KS 66217.

Join the election worker team!
June 23, 2016

Please consider being a part of the Johnson County Election Office's team on Election Day, when more than 2,000 election workers are needed to serve the voters at the county's polls. This is a great opportunity to serve your community and be involved in teh election process. To join teh election worker team, complete an application at vote4joco.org/apply or contact the Election Office at 913-715-6836 or electionworker@jocoelection.org

Qualifications:

  • Resident of Johnson County, Kansas
  • Registered to vote at current address
  • A clear/current copy of your Social Security Card
  • Government issued photo ID
  • Never been convicted of a crime that would affect your ability to be an Election Worker
  • Cannot be on the ballot or related to anyone on the ballot in the precinct where appointed to serve
  • Complete four (4) hours of training

Compensation:

  • Training Session: $25
  • Election workers: $110 per day
  • Supervising judges: $135 per day

Hours:

  • Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • All election workers report to their assigned work site on Election Day no later than 6 a.m. to prepare for 7 a.m. opening of polls.
  • Following the close of polls at 7 p.m., all election workers assist the supervising judge with closing down the polling site.

Important notices:

  • State law requires training prior to every election for all election workers
  • Must work at least two elections before applying to be a supervising judge
  • Instruction manual is provided to all election workers
  • All election workers are required to provide their own food and drink for the entire day
  • Election workers are not allowed to smoke at polling locations

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