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August 21

JoCo Wastewater recognized with outstanding compliance awards

Each year the recognizes public wastewater facilities for outstanding compliance with National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit limits. This recognition program consists of Peak Performance Awards in three categories –...

Athlete protocol
August 18

EMS introduces new trauma protocol for athletes

Today, Johnson County EMS System Medical Director Dr. Ryan Jacobsen announced the County’s new trauma protocol for athletes. The new protocol is aimed at improving care for athletes in protective gear with potential neck and back injuries. At a...

August 15

The JO presents free rides, Eco Elvis and snow cones

Celebrate the end of summer with the JO on Wednesday, August 20, by riding the bus for free and enjoying live music and refreshments later in the afternoon!

Join your fellow riders at the Mission Transit Center, 5251 Johnson Dr, from 4:30-...

adopted FY15 Budget
August 14

BOCC adopts FY 2015 budget

The Johnson County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) adopted the FY 2015 budget for Johnson County with a constant mill levy of 23.247 mills. Johnson County’s mill levy has remained stable since 2006.

The proposed budget was balanced...

sm park
August 12

JCPRD seeks naming ideas for future parks

An August 18 deadline has been set for public input on proposed names for four future park properties being considered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
The properties include a 55-acre site near 207th Street and...

August 11

FAQ on Southeast JoCo road improvement projects

Our Public Works department is responsible, among many things, for the maintenance and construction of roads and bridges in the unincorporated parts of the County. Public Works has begun the design phase of some road improvements on 167th Street...

August 8

Recycle your used electronics on August 9

The Johnson County Household Hazardous Materials Collection Program will once again be collecting electronic waste for recycling in addition to household hazardous waste (HHW) on August 9 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Residents of Johnson...

August 7

County employees fill food pantry shelves

Johnson County Government’s Feed the Need campaign again helped fill the shelves of 10 food pantries around the county, raising more than 138 tons of food.

The annual campaign collects donations that directly benefit food pantries serving...

Arts KC logo
August 6

Make your voice heard on regional cultural arts issues

An effort is underway across the Metro to collaborate on a regional arts plan. Johnson County is playing a major role in the OneArtsKC regional plan, along with Jackson, Clay, Platte and Wyandotte counties. It’s an effort to find out what...

drug box
August 5

A new, safe place to discard unwanted medication

Thanks to a partnership with the Mental Health Department’s Regional Prevention Center (RPC), Overland Park residents now have a new place to safely dispose of unwanted or expired medication. The RPC teamed up with the Overland Park Police...