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Free workshops on rain barrels on Saturday May 2
April 27

Slots still open for free workshops on rain barrels

Have you considered installing a rain barrel on your property but aren’t sure where to start? Johnson County’s Stormwater Management Program has partnered with Olathe North High School on a day of free rain barrel workshops.

Homeowners can... more

Keep your family safe online
April 24

Keep your family safe online

As part of National Crime Victims Rights Week, Det. John Stirling, with the Shawnee Police Department, has some tips to keep your family safe online.

Educate yourself

Websites such as... more

April 23

Johnson County receives $160,000 grant for Ebola preparedness

Today the Board of County Commissions voted to accept federal funding to support our Department of Health & Environment’s preparedness planning and readiness for responding to Ebola. The $160,153 grant from the U.S. Department of Health... more

April 22

Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day! Use this day to enjoy the natural environment, be thankful for our beautiful planet, and do something to improve it. Here's a list of some great Earth Day activities that you can participate in today, and every day:

Walt Way receives Lifetime Achievement Award
April 20

Walt Way receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Walt Way, Emergency Management and Communications Director, received a Lifetime Achievement Award Friday from the Kansas City Regional 9-1-1 System. Way received the award for his dedication and leadership in the field of public safety... more

Kenneth Kleffner named Johnson County Auditor
April 17

Kenneth Kleffner named Johnson County Auditor

The Johnson County Board of County Commissioners has appointed Kenneth Kleffner as Johnson County Auditor. The appointment went into effect March 29. Kleffner has served as the Interim County Auditor since July 1, 2013.

As County Auditor,... more

April 16

BOCC approves new public art for Justice Annex

As part of Johnson County's 1% Public Art initiative, Kansas City artist Beth Nybeck's proposed artwork "Tapestry" was selected for the Justice Annex building courtyard at 588 Santa Fe in Olathe. "Tapestry... more

April 15

Employees recognized for public service at special event

More than 450 active employees and 64 retirees will be honored today at Johnson County Government's Annual Employee Appreciation Reception. The event recognizes employees for years of service from five years to 40 years. This year's group of... more

April 14

It's National Library Week!

Johnson County residents have a lot to celebrate during National Library Week. We've got a robust system of 13 libraries with collections so vast you can find... more

Pictures of hands volunteering
April 13

Consider volunteering with us this National Volunteer Week

April 12-18 is National Volunteer Week, a time to recognize those who donate their time and talents, and to encourage individuals to seek out volunteer opportunities. We are lucky to have so many people who donate time to Johnson County... more

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