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May 11

Core4 featured in Kansas City Star

Johnson County is one of four local governments that make up the Core4, and collaborate on issues that cross city, county and state boundaries. You can learn more about Core4 in... more

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May 7

Mental Health Awareness Month

Today the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) proclaimed May as Mental Health Awareness Month and May 11 - 17 as Mental Health Awareness Week. The Johnson County Mental Health Center ... more

May 6

Johnson County one of four national launch sites for Stepping Up initiative

This week the Stepping Up Initiative, an effort aimed at reducing the number of people with mental illness in jails, launched in Johnson County, Washington D.C., Miami-Dade County Florida and Sacremento, CA. A packed room of local and national... more

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May 1

Food trucks will raise money for Johnson County Meals on Wheels

Food Truck Mafia of Kansas City will host a Food Truck Rally today benefiting Johnson County Meals on Wheels today. Bochi Truck, KC BBQ Truck, Beauty of the Bistro, Savanna Sweets, The Crave and Monk’s Roast Beef food trucks will each have a... more

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