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Tara Markley
April 11

County extension office hires new director

On April 9, Johnson County K-State Research and Extension welcomed its new director, Tara Markley. In this role, she’ll provide administrative leadership for the county extension office’s educational programming, fiscal operations, personnel and... more

Johnson County Sheriff's Office deputies recognized
April 10

Two Sheriff's Office deputies recognized

Congratulations to Master Deputy Kristina Martinez and Master Deputy Anjanette Deer of the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office for receiving awards during Mid-America Regional Council's 20th Annual Telecommunicators Appreciation Celebration on Friday... more

Old tires
April 6

Tire recycling for JoCo residents on Saturday

Recycle your old, worn or unwanted car, truck or bike tires! Johnson County Department of Health and Environment is hosting a tire recycling event on Saturday, April 8 from 8:00 to 11:30 a.m. at our Household Hazardous Waste facility at 5901 Jim... more

Johnson County Library
April 5

Second Saturday book discussion group meets April 8

Johnson County Library will host its next Second Saturday book discussion group 11:30 a.m. to 1p.m. April 8 at the Shawnee Library. This month's book is Fannie Flagg's The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion. More information is available on ... more

Way to go Forrest!
April 4

JCDS employee wins national award

Forrest Austin, a Direct Support Professional with Johnson County Developmental Supports, received the 2017 National Direct Support Professional of the Year award from The American Network of Community Options... more

ARTS KC regional arts council logo
March 31

Employee fundraiser for arts exceeds goal

Johnson County Government employees support ArtsKC as one of three sanctioned annual fundraising campaigns. The 2017 campaign raised a total of $20,704.98, exceeding the goal of $20,017.

Tim... more

2016 Annual Report cover
March 29

Johnson County 2016 Annual Report now available

The Johnson County 2016 Annual Report highlights the county's most important projects, programs and initiatives that demonstrate our community's vibrancy and growth.

The 35-page report is now available on... more

Chairman Ed Eilert
March 28

Board chairman delivers 2017 State of the County address

Board of County Commissioners Chairman Ed Eilert today presented his 2017 State of the County address.

“Our county has long been, and continues to be, the bread-and-butter economy for the state of Kansas and for those seeking careers and... more

Little boxes on the hillside
March 26

Appraised property value appeals due Wednesday

The deadline for Johnson County property owners to appeal their appraised property values is this Wednesday, March 29, for residential property.

“We encourage residents and business owners to review their appraised values closely and if... more

Picture of rain barrel
March 23

Sign up for a rain barrel workshop

Rain barrels reduce the amount of stormwater runoff by collecting roof runoff and storing the rainwater for future use. Want to learn about rain barrels and construct your own to take home for free? Sign up to attend an upcoming rain... more

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