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August 6

Make your voice heard on regional cultural arts issues

An effort is underway across the Metro to collaborate on a regional arts plan. Johnson County is playing a major role in the OneArtsKC regional plan, along with Jackson, Clay, Platte and Wyandotte counties. It’s an effort to find out what...

drug box
August 5

A new, safe place to discard unwanted medication

Thanks to a partnership with the Mental Health Department’s Regional Prevention Center (RPC), Overland Park residents now have a new place to safely dispose of unwanted or expired medication. The RPC teamed up with the Overland Park Police...

voting booths
August 4

Voters head to the polls Tues., Aug. 5 for Primary Elections

Johnson County voters go to the polls on Tuesday for the Primary Election that will decide the final candidates in races at the county, state and national levels.

The polls in Johnson County will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday,...

Giving the Basics
August 1

"Give the Basics" at "Ragtime"

The powerful musical “Ragtime” will take the stage Friday, August 1, for its seven-performance run as The Theatre in the Park’s final production of the 2014 summer season. This powerful musical intertwines the stories of three amazing families...

joco magazine summer 2014
July 30

Check your mailbox for the latest issue of JOCO Magazine

The summer 2014 issue of JOCO Magazine began hitting mailboxes earlier this week. As a publication of Johnson County Government, it mails to more than 230,000 residences three times per year and provides information about County services, events...

Ferris wheel at sunset
July 29

See you at the fair!

Stop by the Johnson County Government booth to learn about the services we offer residents that promote health and get hands-on by learning Hands-Only CPR, checking your blood pressure, and learning how to have tough conversations with your kids...

New Century Fieldhouse
July 24

New Century Fieldhouse wins national award

Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s New Century Fieldhouse received the Park and Recreation Facility Award from the National Association of County Park and Recreation Officials. This distinguished national award is presented annually...

July 23

Weekly message from the Budget Director

It’s been quiet on the budget front the past couple of weeks but all that is set to change next week. On Monday night July 28th at 7 pm, we will hold the annual Public Hearing on the County’s budget for next year. The hearing takes place in the...

Meals on Wheels
July 22

Meals on Wheels now seeking volunteers

For Brandy Hodge, who recruits and nurtures the volunteers who deliver Johnson County Meals on Wheels, the need for volunteers seems to be endless.

That’s because her cadre of dedicated, enthusiastic Meals on Wheels drivers is constantly...

July 21

Find the right contractor for your job

How do you find and hire the right contractor to work on your home?

According to the Johnson County Contractor Licensing Program, there really is no foolproof formula, but there are some things you can do to find the right contractor for...