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County News

May 4, 2016

JCDS Emerging Artists program coordinator wins award

Congratulations to JCDS employee Cary Odell for being named Kansas’ 2016 Direct Support Professional of the Year by the  American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR). DSPs are integral in supporting people with disabilities to... more

May 3, 2016

Chairman Eilert meets award winning high school engineers

Today Chairman Ed Eilert got to see an award-winning invention in action. The Gardner Edgerton High School Engineering Team recently designed and built CAPS, a device to help make work easier for employees at JCDS. The students competed in the... more

May 2, 2016

Recognizing our Department of Corrections

This week Johnson County is recognizing National Correctional Officers and Employees Week. Johnson County’s Department of Corrections has approximately 300 employees who are responsible for the custody, care, and rehabilitation of thousands of... more

April 29, 2016

Weekend fun courtesy of JCPRD

If the weather holds up, there are two opportunities for fun at Johnson County Park & Recreation District facilities on Saturday.

A day of adventure awaits at the TimberRidge Adventure Center. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 3... more

April 28, 2016

Inaugural Citizens Academy class recognized

Congratulations to the below-listed 29 individuals for completing Johnson County Government’s inaugural Citizens Academy program. The graduates were each presented with an individual Certificate of Recognition during this morning’s Board of... more

April 27, 2016

Funding authorization for second phase of JCW project

Johnson County Wastewater staff will present a five year Capital Improvement Plan to the Board of County Commissioners in a Committee of the Whole Session at 1 p.m., Thursday, Apr. 28. The presentation will address plant and sewer expansions, as... more

April 27, 2016

Johnson County criminal justice team attends D.C. summit

A team of criminal justice and behavioral health professionals from Johnson County attended a two-day summit in Washington D.C. last week that brought together select teams from U.S. counties of all sizes as part of a national initiative to... more

April 26, 2016

Threat of severe weather today

The National Weather Service has predicted two rounds of storms will impact the KC metro today including Johnson County. Our Emergency Management team is keeping an eye on the sky today, and you can take several steps to make sure you are ready... more

April 25, 2016

JoCo experts weigh in on Zika virus

So far, Kansas has only one person (in the southwest part of the state) who tested positive for Zika virus after traveling. However, experts here in Johnson County and throughout the metro area are "bracing for bites" from mosquitos, as reported... more

April 22, 2016

Think solar this Earth Day

Have you ever considered harnessing the power of solar energy? Johnson County has taken great strides to make solar an easier solution for Johnson County residents and businesses. Due to these efforts, Johnson County Government recently received... more

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