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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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Recycle your lawn by mulch mowing
March 15, 2017

Ditch the bag! Mulching your leaves can help your lawn and save time. When done properly, mulch mowing your leaves and grass clippings can save you from bagging your yard waste and adds nutrients back into your soil.

Tips for success: 

  • Ditch the bag, mow over your leaves and leave your grass clippings on the lawn.
  • Mow your lawn frequently and with up to one inch of fallen leaves at a time.
  • By mulch mowing during the fall, you can incorporate up to six inches of leaves into your lawn without concern.

For more information and tips, read the related agent's article on Johnson County K-State Research and Extension's website

It’s National Retirement Security Week
October 19, 2016

Three Johnson County employees are being featured on Voya Financial’s NRSW national campaign. Click on the images below to watch the three videos!

Kari Ann's retirement story 

 

 

 

 

Tony Booker's retirement story

 

 

 

 

 

 Leslie Davis' retirement story

The Nov. 8 General Election is just around the corner!
October 19, 2016

Get registered
Are you registered to vote? If you aren’t sure, you can click here to use the voter lookup tool on the Johnson County Election Office website. If you are not yet registered, you have until Oct. 18 to get registered. Visit the Election Office website for full details about how to register. 

Vote in advance
Advance voting begins on Oct. 24. Why wait in a potentially long line on Election Day when you can vote in advance at one of six sites around the county? Visit the Election Office’s website for a list of all six advance voting locations.

Serve as an election worker
The Election Office is still in need of people to work the election on Nov. 8. If you’re interested and available, please complete an election worker application by Oct. 18 at vote4joco.org/apply.

Opportunities to learn about the public safety sales tax
October 12, 2016

On the upcoming Nov. 8 ballot, there will be a 1/4-cent, 10-year public safety sales tax question to fund a proposed new Johnson County Courthouse and coroner facility. Here are some upcoming opportunities to learn more about the proposed sales tax:

  • Media interviews:
    • Thursday, Oct. 13, 7 to 7:30 p.m. — Board Chairman Ed Eilert and District Attorney Steve Howe will appear on KCPT’s Ruckus program for a roundtable discussion with Moderator Mike Shanin on the public safety sales tax.
    • Friday, Oct. 14, 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. — Board Chairman Ed Eilert will be on KCUR 89.3 FM on Up to Date with Steve Kraske on the public safety sales tax.
    • Monday, Oct. 17, 3 to 4 p.m. — Host Bill Brandmeyer of the KC Cares program on ESPN 1510 AM will interview Board Chairman Ed Eilert and District Attorney Steve Howe about the public safety sales tax. The program will also be streamed live from the 1510 website.
  • ​Courthouse tours: Two opportunities remain to tour the county courthouse — at 5 or 6 p.m. on either Tuesday, Oct. 18 or Tuesday, Nov. 1 — Please RSVP at 913-715-3300 and call 913-715-0725 at least 48 hours in advance if you require special accommodations to attend any of these meetings.
  • JoCo Magazine: Watch for the Fall 2016 issue of JoCo Magazine in your mailbox. It’s a special issue dedicated entirely to public safety. View the issue online at jocogov.org/jocomag.
  • Social media town hall: Attend a virtual “town hall” discussion on the county’s Facebook page (Facebook.com/jocogov) and twitter account (Twitter.com/jocogov) on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 1 to 2:30 p.m. to get your questions answered. Follow #JoCoPSST during the town hall.
Central Resource Library closed Saturday, Oct. 15
October 12, 2016

Johnson County's Central Resource Library and its Friends of the Library Bookstore will be closed on Saturday, Oct. 15, for the Library Foundation's 20th anniversary celebration and fundraising event: The Library Lets Loose. Call 913-826-4600 for more information.

You're invited to a Community Baby Shower
October 11, 2016

Are you an expectant mom or new parent? If so, you'll want to attend this special event on Wed., Oct. 12 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at 11811 South Sunset Drive, Olathe. (Next door to the Johnson County Public Health Clinic/WIC). Sponsored by UnitedHealthcare Community Plan, the evening will celebrate moms and moms-to-be while providing information in both English and Spanish to encourage prenatal and postpartum care through innovative programs and services. Attendees will be able to meet with health experts to get answers to many of their pregnancy-related questions and receive tips for taking care of their babies, including information on well-baby care and child safety.

Parents will also receive information about UnitedHealthcare’s Healthy First Steps case management program and Baby Blocks, a free online wellness- incentive program. Baby Blocks helps parents manage doctor visits and other baby care during pregnancy and the first two years of a child’s life. The program enables users to receive email appointment alerts and wellness-related text messages, connect directly with maternity nurses and earn rewards for keeping the appointments.

There will also be:

  • drawings and prizes
  • free health care resource materials
  • health education for you and your baby
  • games and raffle prizes
  • refreshments

For more information, please call Christine Krause at 913-333-4095.

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