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  • women on the homefront
    January 8

    Explore WWII from a women’s perspective at the Museum

    On Saturday, January 18, The Citizen Soldiers on the Prairie exhibit at the Johnson County Museum will explore a female viewpoint on World War II. Mickey Ebert, education specialist at the National Archives at Kansas City, will give the...

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  • Johnson County’s Department of Health and Environment and Stormwater Management Program have teamed up to inform the public of the importance of recycling their lawns. Johnson County’s Recycle Your Lawn campaign encourages homeowners to stop bagging up grass clippings, keep dead leaves out of the storm drain, and return nutrients back onto the lawn by using a mower to mulch the grass and leaves.
    November 23

    Residents asked to recycle their lawns

    With the upcoming anticipated sunshine and long holiday weekend, Kansas Citians may spend some of next week preparing their lawns for winter. That’s why Johnson County’s Department of Health and Environment and Stormwater Management Program have...

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  • Kansas Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Chaplain Emil Kapaun was remembered at Johnson County’s 2013 Veterans Day Observance.
    November 11

    Johnson County remembers Kansas Congressional Medal of Honor recipient on Veterans Day

    A Kansas Congressional Medal of Honor recipient was remembered at Johnson County’s 2013 Veterans Day Observance. The public event at the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Overland Park included the dedication of a new panel added to the memorial’s...

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  • September 30

    Follow Johnson County's 9/11 Day of Observance and Service

    The first-ever Johnson County Day of Observance and Service on September 11, 2013 was a tremendous day of action.

    Hundreds of employees spent their lunch hour working on the WIC community garden, collecting trash, marking storm drains, and...

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  • paint cans
    September 30

    HHW event collects tons of paint

    September 14th, marked yet another successful Household Hazardous Waste(HHW)/E-waste collection event. More than 300 Johnson County residents disposed of their unwanted cleaners, yard chemicals, used oil, printers, computers and many other items...

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  • The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada recently awarded Johnson County Government the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting award for TFM’s easy-to-read and efficiently organized 2011 CAFR (Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.)
    August 27

    Financial Management wins 25th Consecutive Award

    2013 marks the 25th year that Johnson County Treasury and Financial Management (TFM) Department has received national recognition for its accounting and financial reporting.  The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States...

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  • Yahoo! Travel included the Monet Garden, designed and maintained bu Johnson County Extension's Master Gardeners, among its list of United States and Canadian gardens not to be missed before summer is gone for good.
    August 27

    Johnson County Public Garden makes national "Top 10" list

    Yahoo! Travel included a Johnson County garden attraction among its list of United States and Canadian gardens not to be missed before summer is gone for good.  The Monet Garden at the Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens made the travel...

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  • The Johnson County Museum is a finalist for the Kansas City Convention & Visitors Association’s (KCCVA) 2013 Visitors’ Choice Awards.
    August 22

    Johnson County Museum is a Finalist for Visitors’ Choice Award

    The Johnson County Museum is a finalist for the Kansas City Convention & Visitors Association’s (KCCVA) 2013 Visitors’ Choice Awards. Since 2007, the KCCVA has asked visitors to recognize their favorite businesses and attractions in 50...

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  • Johnson County Wastewater was recently awarded the prestigious NEHA Sustainability Award for the co-generation project at the Douglas L. Smith Middle Basin Treatment Facility by the National Environmental Health Association.
    August 8

    Johnson County Wastewater project continues to garner awards

    Johnson County Wastewater was recently awarded the prestigious NEHA Sustainability Award for the co-generation project at the Douglas L. Smith Middle Basin Treatment Facility by the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) at the 2013...

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