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February 4

Get free help with your taxes

Johnson County K-State Research and Extension is once again partnering with Next Step KC (formerly known as KC Cash) and El Centro to host a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site in the Sunset Drive Office Building, 11811 S. Sunset Drive,...

February 3

Sharon Watson named Director of Public Affairs and Communications

Johnson County Government’s new Director of Public Affairs and Communications, Sharon Watson, brings nearly 25 years of experience in governmental public affairs and communications, crisis communications and journalism (including broadcast and...

February 2

Effective Feb. 1: Johnson County Transit now managed by KCATA

Building a Better Regional Transit System 

For the first time in more than 30 years, Johnson County Transit will be managed by the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority. Johnson County Government and KCATA officially approved the new...

January 29

Happy Kansas Day!

Kansas Day is celebrated annually on January 29 to commemorate the anniversary of the 1861 admission of Kansas into the Union. Kansas Day is not a public holiday, but it is a state-wide observation. It was first celebrated in...

January 27

10-year-old Lenexa girl receives MED-ACT Award of Appreciation

A 10-year-old Lenexa girl received an award from Johnson County MED-ACT and the Overland Park Fire Deparmment this week for using her sign language skills to help paramdeics communicate with a car crash victim. You can learn more about Susan...

January 26

Final week to recycle Christmas trees

It’s the final week to drop-off discarded natural Christmas trees for recycling in Johnson County.

Sponsored by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District, three collection sites to recycle the trees will end on Saturday, Jan. 31....

January 21

Mail ballots for school district elections due by Jan. 27

By now, registered voters in five Johnson County school districts should have received ballots in the mail related to questions about local option budget authority; Shawnee Mission School District has a second question on its ballot related to...

Severe Weather Spotter Seminar scheduled for January 26
January 20

Severe Weather Spotter Seminar scheduled for January 26

Maintaining a local team of trained storm spotters ensures our community gets the very best severe thunderstorm and tornado warnings from the National Weather Service.

The annual Severe Weather Spotter Seminar will be held Monday, January...

January 20

Former Sprint, HCA Midwest Health exec joins JoCo

Brad Reinhardt has been selected as Johnson County's new Director of Facilities Management.

Most recently, Reinhardt spent five of his 15 years at Sprint as the Real Estate Manager of National Facilities Management, overseeing facility...

January 16

County offices closed Jan. 19 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Johnson County Government offices will be closed on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. Offices will be open for business again on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015.