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June 12

JCPRD teams up with Olathe Medical Center on new outdoor park

Olathe Medical Center (OMC) and Johnson County Park and Recreation District (JCPRD) are providing a unique wellness opportunity for community members with the opening of the OMC Fitness Park at Heritage Park. The outdoor equipment is designed to... more

New Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center
June 12

Funding secured for new Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center

The County's Triple-A credit rating helped us achieve a better-than-market interest rate on the bonds issued to fund the new Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center. Slated for a 2017 opening, the former King Louie building will be repurposed... more

Vanya with Chairman Eilert
June 11

BOCC recognizes Vanya Shivashankar

The Johnson County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) recognized 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee co-champion Vanya Shivashankar at today’s regular business session. Chairman Ed Eilert presented Vanya with a Certificate of Special... more

June 10

How would a 1.622 mill levy increase affect you?

The County Manager’s Proposed 2016 Budget recommends a modest 1.622 mill levy increase to maintain service levels. For the average property tax owner, that translates to an added $4 a month. How would that increase affect your property bill? Find... more

June 9

Movies in the Park begins June 9 with “Frozen”

On June 9, a “Sing-A-Long” version of a recent animated Disney favorite kicks off a schedule of family-friendly films planned for the Movies in the Park program this summer at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s The Theatre in the... more

June 8

Household hazardous waste, electronics disposal on June 13

On Saturday, June 13, from 8-11:30 a.m., residents can dispose of household hazardous waste, paints and stains, as well as old and unwanted electronics.

To make an electronics recycling appointment you must call 913-715-6907. Household... more

Rain falling on an umbrella
June 5

Rain, rain, go away

Much of our area is under a flash flood watch until 4 p.m. this afternoon, with more rain expected throughout the weekend. We have a few tips to help you stay safe and dry.

Turn Around Don't Drown®
Did you know it... more

June 4

BOCC now begins to consider FY 2016 proposed budget

Today County Manager Hannes Zacharias recommended the Board of County Commissioners consider adopting a maintenance budget for 2016 along with a modest property tax increase. You can... more

Budget blog
June 2

Read our budget blog

In just two days, County Manager Hannes Zacharias will present the 2016 proposed budget to the Board of County Commissioners. Our last Budget Blog gave a primer on how to use a mill levy to calculate property tax. Today's blog dives more into... more

Johnson County Northeast Offices
June 1

Parking lot improvements for Mission office

Please note that the parking lots at the Johnson County Northeast Offices (6000 Lamar, Mission) are getting a makeover this summer. This building houses one of the County’s two Motor Vehicles offices and clinics for Johnson County Mental Health... more