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County Manager's Office

Phone: 913-715-0725

111 S. Cherry St., 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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Local impacts of National Day of Mourning
December 4, 2018

In order to best serve our residents, Johnson County Government has decided to remain open to the public on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, which President Trump has proclaimed as a National Day of Mourning, in remembrance of former President George H.W. Bush. Remaining open is consistent with other city and county offices in our region.

Kansas state offices will be closed on Wednesday. Please note these clarifications relating to state services, which are closely tied to county government.

The Kansas Judicial Branch is participating in the state of Kansas’ observance. Johnson County District Courts will maintain core services to include court hearings, the Clerk’s office, and court services. Parents Forever and Pre-Trial Orientation will be provided as scheduled. The Help Center will be closed, however, self- represented litigants will be able to file documents with the Court. Case information is always available online at www.jococourts.org.

The county’s Olathe and Mission motor vehicle offices (vehicle registration and titling) will be open, but the Kansas Department of Revenue will not be available to provide support to counties on Wednesday.

It may be helpful to know that driver’s license offices, operated by the state, will not be open on Wednesday. The U.S. Postal Service will suspend regular mail deliveries and close post offices Dec. 5, but provide limited package delivery.

It's not too late to keep the flu at bay
December 3, 2018

It’s that time of year again — flu season. As family and friends are gathering for the holidays, flu activity is increasing. The Department of Health and Environment recommends you get a flu vaccine now if you have not gotten vaccinated yet this season.

There are many reasons to get a flu vaccine. Flu vaccination can reduce your risk of flu illness, doctors’ visits, and missed work and school due to flu. Even if you are vaccinated and still get sick, flu vaccine can reduce the severity of your illness. Flu vaccination also can help protect women during and after pregnancy and protect the baby born to a vaccinated mom for several months after birth. Flu vaccine also has been shown to save children’s lives, prevent serious events associated with chronic lung disease, diabetes and heart disease, and prevent flu-related hospitalization among working age adults and older adults. Getting vaccinated isn’t just about keeping you healthy; it’s also about helping to protect others around you who may be vulnerable to becoming very sick, such as babies, older adults, and pregnant women.

It’s not too late to get a flu vaccine to protect yourself and your loved ones this flu season! Get your flu shot at one of the Johnson County Department of Health Environment’s walk-in health clinics conveniently located in Olathe or Mission.

Johnson County employees pledge more than $120,000 for United Way
November 29, 2018

More than 400 Johnson County employees pledged a total of $121,896.98 to United Way’s Centennial Campaign, “Here for Good.” The Board of County Commissioners formally celebrated the success of the campaign this morning and recognized individual departments for highest per capita giving, highest participation and largest increase in giving. The totals surpassed campaign goals for both total raised and total participants.

Cindy Green, chief of staff and assistant to the county manager, and Jeff Stewart, deputy director of Johnson County Park and Recreation District, served as co-chairs of the campaign. The two coordinated ambassadors from each county department to spread the word and plan fundraising events for county employees.

Of the ambassadors, Stewart commented, “This was an incredible group, who created a great energy for the campaign.”

In addition to cash pledges, Johnson County employees also partnered with employees from the City of Olathe to collect 809 winter wearables such as sweaters and hats. The campaign ran from Oct. 4-26.

United Way 2-1-1 is the largest provider of community resource data in Johnson County Government’s My Resource Connection, an online database of community service providers for nine surrounding metropolitan counties.

2018 property tax statements have been mailed
November 28, 2018

This week Johnson County real estate and personal property owners should find their 2018 property tax statement in their mailbox. The first half of taxes are due on or before Thursday, December 20, 2018. More information is available in this news release.

Free Medicare Part D Walk-In Help Day
November 27, 2018

With the Medicare Open Enrollment deadline a little more than a week away, there are people who may still have questions about which options they should choose. Johnson County K-State Research and Extension has set aside 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 28 as a time to provide free help to Johnson County residents who need assistance with options for Medicare Advantage (Part C) or the Prescription Drug plan (Part D).

The event is at the Sunset Drive Office Building, 11811 S. Sunset Drive, in Olathe. There is no charge for this free service. No appointment is needed to stop in. First come/first served. The building opens at 8 a.m. A Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage worksheet can be downloaded in advance.

During this event, a Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas (SHICK) volunteer will review your current plan and compare it to others to see if you can save money. They will help you consider the following changes before you decide what to do:

  • Are all your medications covered with your current plan for 2019?
  • Will you see any increase in your cost-shares at the pharmacy?
  • Can you use any pharmacy you want?
  • Do you have any restrictions on your medications, such as quantity limits, step therapy or prior authorization?

This fall during Open Enrollment counseling provided by Extension, someone was able to save $30,000 as a result of the advice received.

Deck the halls for a Country Christmas at Lanesfield School
November 20, 2018

Now that the holiday season is in full swing, you might want to plan to experience a traditional 1904 old-fashioned Christmas! The Lanesfield School Country Christmas is a perfect way to get in the spirit.

All ages will enjoy celebrating a traditional community Christmas with letter writing to Santa, practicing their penmanship using the old-fashioned nib pen and inkwell, and creating their very own ornament as a remembrance. There will even be a gift shop where old-fashioned treasures for Christmas stockings may be purchased.

This free event is set for 1 to 5 p.m. Nov. 24, 30 and Fridays in Saturdays throughout December. Saturday, Dec. 8 will be a special day as a Christmas concert in the schoolhouse will be performed by the Edgerton Rainbow Connection Children’s Choir. The performance will begin at 1:30 pm, followed by a visit from Santa, crafts, and free refreshments. Be sure to bring your camera!

Operated by Johnson County Museum, the Lanesfield Historic Site, 18745 S. Dillie Rd., Edgerton, features a one-room limestone schoolhouse, the last remaining structure in the bygone town of Lanesfield. The schoolhouse has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1988.

The Johnson County Museum is a department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.

For more information about the holiday program, or to register a group of ten or more, contact the museum at 913-715-2570.

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