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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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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
2015 Johnson County Annual Report released
June 23, 2016

Johnson County Government has released our 2015 Year in Review, Community of Opportunity. The 36-page report is a portfolio of stories that highlight the most important projects, programs and initiatives that ensure Johnson County is a Community of Opportunity for all, now and in the future.

Click here for an electronic version of the full report. 

Expanded bus service begins in JoCo July 5
June 21, 2016

Johnson County is offering new bus service so residents can better reach jobs, higher education, and many stores and restaurants. For just $1.50 a ride, the new service makes it easier to reach major destinations: Oak Park Mall, Johnson County Community College, Overland Park’s trendy Prairiefire shopping center and major employers such as Sprint, Shawnee Mission Medical and Overland Park Regional Medical Center. 

Effective Tuesday, July 5, new and expanded RideKC bus service will be offered on four routes serving Johnson County: 75-75th Street, 495-95th Street, 556-Metcalf/Plaza and 575-75th Street/Quivira. Click here for full details from RideKC, the Kansas City region's transit authority (including bus service in Johnson County, formerly known as "The JO").

Ready to ride? Input your zip code and email address on the bottom of this page for a free roundtrip ride, good July 5 through 19. RideKC will email your pass right away. One free roundtrip per person.

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