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  • Mental Health First Aid
    April 15

    Get certified in Mental Health First Aid

    Day 15 of 30 Days of JoCo: Learn about Mental Health First Aid

    Many of us know the basics of First Aid and are even First Aid certified. But how many of us are familiar with Mental Health First Aid? It’s a ground breaking public education...

  • JOCO Mag
    April 11

    JOCO Magazine out now!

    By now, all Johnson County households should have received the inaugural edition of JOCO Magazine. While the publication is jam-packed with info about the County, we've got even more online in the...

  • State of the County graphic
    April 7

    State of the County video now online in its entirety!

    The entire 2014 State of the County video is now available for viewing here. The video includes an introduction by Paul Snider of the Johnson County Chambers’ Public Policy Council, presentation of the...

  • 30 days of joco
    April 1

    30 Days of JoCo has Begun!

    April is National County Government Month, and here in Johnson County, we are celebrating with 30 Days of JoCo. Every day in April we have suggested at least one way residents can engage with a County program or service. 


  • Proclamation
    March 27

    Hear ye, hear ye: Proclaiming the importance of proclamations

    For those who watch the weekly Board of County Commissioner meetings, you’ll notice that we typically start the meeting with Chairman Eilert making one or more proclamations. In fact, we had five proclamations at the March 27 meeting.


  • Healthy icons
    March 26

    JoCo named healthiest Kansas county for second straight year

    Johnson County was named the healthiest county in the state of Kansas for the second straight year, according to the fifth annual County Health Rankings, released today by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of...

  • Chairman Eilert
    March 25

    Chairman Eilert delivers 2014 State of the County address

    Nearly 700 people attended Chairman Ed Eilert’s 2014 State of the County Address on March 25. The theme of his address was “Where Opportunity Lives” and heavily focused on Johnson County’s key economic trends and current development, along with...

  • budget graphic
    March 25

    Weigh in on the County's budget at forums and with simulator

    Each year, the task of drafting and approving the County’s annual budget is one of the most important decisions made by the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC). The budget plan articulates the County’s priorities and strategic goals, identifies...

  • Arts KC banner
    March 20

    JoCo residents appointed to regional cultural planning committee

    Five high profile Johnson County community members will join the cast of the first-ever Regional Cultural Plan for the Kansas City Metro. The ArtsKC Regional Arts Council is spearheading this artistic/cultural “think tank” that will include bi-...

  • March 18

    Some JoCo cities banning open burning

    Shawnee and Overland Park have implemented bans on open burning due to the dry weather and other cities may soon follow if the lack of moisture continues.

    To check the current status of burn bans in your city, check the County's...