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BOCC update
January 31, 2020

BOCC January update

Here are some highlights of the Board of County Commissioners’ actions and activities in January 2020. More information including official minutes, votes and videos on all items is available at ... more

Chairman Eilert and Theresa recording podcast
January 27, 2020

JoCo on the Go: Legislative priorities

JoCo on the Go podcast episode #26 includes a conversation with Johnson County Board of County Commissioners Chairman Ed Eilert. He shares the top legislative priorities for the county as the 2020 legislative session gets underway. Those... more

Kids at summer camp
January 24, 2020

Parks' 2020 Summer Camp Guide now available online

Johnson County Park and Recreation District's 2020 Summer Camp Guide is now available on the district’s website, JCPRD.com.

Online camp registrations will... more

David Ward and Jesse during podcast recording
January 22, 2020

JoCo on the Go: Affording Johnson County Living

JoCo on the Go podcast episode #25 includes details of assistance services for Johnson County residents facing housing issues. David Ward and Jesse Mofle, with Johnson County’s Human Services department, walk listeners through programs... more

January 21, 2020

Public hearing for Sunflower Quarry expansion

A public hearing for the proposed Martin Marietta – Sunflower Quarry expansion is scheduled for January 27 at 7 p.m. before the Northwest Consolidated Zoning Board. Neighbors will have an opportunity to hear about the project and comment before... more

An SUV driving on a gravel road with a trail of dust behind it
January 17, 2020

BOCC approves dust control cost sharing program

Johnson County still has about 135 miles of gravel roads. One of the issues that comes with living on a gravel road is dealing with the dust created by traffic. The dust gets in the air, on your vehicle, in your house, and it can be a nuisance.... more

A woman with her hand up covering her face
January 16, 2020

Don’t suffer in silence

You may have heard the terrible news recently about one of our own county employees, Georgia Leming Petsch. She was killed last week, allegedly due to domestic violence. Georgia had been a residential direct support professional with Johnson... more

Employees at a reception
January 16, 2020

Johnson County celebrates employees with milestone years of service, Leadership in Action award winners

Johnson County Government celebrated 470 employees who’d reached milestones ranging from five to 40 years of service at a reception on Tuesday in Overland Park.

We also said a fond farewell and thank you to 77 employees who’d recently... more

January 15, 2020

Join Kansas City's Mental Health First Aid Day

On Friday, January 31, Johnson County Mental Health Center will join mental health centers across the metro for Mental Health First Aid Day.

Each of the seven community behavioral health centers serving the KC metro will provide Mental... more

Resident and radon expert recording podcast
January 13, 2020

JoCo on the Go: Know your radon level

JoCo on the Go podcast episode #24 addresses radon awareness. Radon is a prevalent issue in Johnson County, with high levels being found in homes throughout our community. K-State Research and Extension agent Denise Dias shares how you... more