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911 Day of Service
September 9

JoCo employees to participate in National 9/11 Day of Service

Johnson County Government employees will join forces with the 30 million Americans engaging in the annual national day of service and remembrance on September 11. Johnson County will host its second annual Day of Service and Remembrance events,...

September 8

Johnson County programs receive national attention

Johnson County Library and NotifyJoCo took home awards from the Annual City County Communications and Marketing Association Conference (3CMA) that took place September 4th in Minneapolis.

The Johnson County Library won the Award of...

latino festival
September 5

Library presents Latino Festival Sept. 6

Stop by the Central Resource branch of the Johnson County Library (9875 W. 87th St., Overland Park, Kansas 66212) for Latino Festival on Saturday, September 6, 2014, 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The festival will feature educational lectures,...

Let Children Be Children exhibit
September 5

Museum opens “Let Children Be Children” photo exhibit

Starting September 5, “Lewis Hine: Let Children Be Children,” an intimate view of child labor in the United States at the beginning of 20th century, will be on display at the Johnson County museum. The George Eastman House produced the traveling...

National Preparedness Month logo
September 4

September is National Preparedness Month

Would you be ready if there were an emergency? Johnson County Emergency Management is urging residents to take time to evaluate how they would respond during a disaster as part of National Preparedness Month, observed every September.


Pops in the Park concert
August 29

Celebrate Labor Day with KC Symphony's free park concert

The Kansas City Symphony will present its annual Labor Day “Pops in the Park” concert Monday, Sept. 1, at The Theatre in the Park. The performance is free to audiences of all ages. Bring your blankets, lawn...

August 27

Newby reappointed as Election Commissioner

Brian Newby was reappointed for another four-year term as Johnson County Election Commissioner by Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach.

Newby was first appointed by Kansas Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh in January 2005 to fill an...

heatwave guy with fan
August 26

Stay cool in a JoCo library

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment, in cooperation with the Johnson County Library, encourages citizens who need a place to cool down during hot days to visit one of 13 library branches. All of these facilities will be...

Museum car
August 22

Museum will close Aug. 25-26 for maintenance

The Johnson County Museum and the 1950s All-Electric House will be closed on Monday, August 25 and Tuesday, August 26, 2014, to conduct routine exhibit maintenance. Both facilities will re-open on Wednesday, August 27th.

“The interactive...

August 21

JoCo Wastewater recognized with outstanding compliance awards

Each year the recognizes public wastewater facilities for outstanding compliance with National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit limits. This recognition program consists of Peak Performance Awards in three categories –...