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April 7, 2016

Johnson County celebrates National County Government Month

The Johnson County Board of County Commissioners proclaimed April as National County Government Month at the April 7 meeting. We join the National Association of Counties (NACo) in recognizing the nation’s 3,069 counties which serve more than 300... more

April 6, 2016

Upcoming Johnson County Library events

Meet author Brian Katcher at the Central Resource Library! The author of The Improbable Theory of Ana and Zak will speak and sign books tomorrow evening at 6:30. More information is... more

April 5, 2016

It's almost moving day for the 1950s All-Electric House

On April 12, the Johnson County Museum's1950s All-Electric House will take a ride from Shawnee to its new home in Overland Park. The house is the first item of the Johnson County Museum’s collection to be relocated to the new Johnson County Arts... more

April 5, 2016

Spring general election today

It's Election Day in Prairie Village, Mission and Westwood. Voters in those cities will choose city council members. Westwood voters will elect a mayor. Polls are open until 7 p.m. today. If you need to find your polling place or confirm you are... more

April 4, 2016

Courthouse public meeting tonight

Our fourth public meeting on the new courthouse and coroner facility takes place at Hilltop Learning Center in Overland Park tonight. These meetings provide the public an opportunity to learn more about these projects, ask questions, and provide... more

March 31, 2016

Lenexa and Shawnee join county's co-responder program

Four Johnson County cities will now have a mental health professional embedded in their law enforcement agency.

Lenexa and Shawnee are the newest cities to join the Johnson County Mental Health co-responder program. This partnership allows... more

March 31, 2016

Cause of NotifyJoCo system false alarm identified and resolved

The issue that resulted in a false tornado warning on the county’s emergency alert system, NotifyJoCo, has been identified and resolved.

Johnson County Emergency Management officials worked in coordination with the system’s vendor to... more

March 29, 2016

New effort to increase availability of healthy foods in JoCo

A new effort is aimed at expanding access to healthy foods for all of Johnson County. Our Department of Health and Environment has partnered with several area organizations on the newly-created Johnson County Food Policy Council. You can read... more

March 28, 2016

Free Healthy Yards Expo this Saturday

A free event on Saturday will help you make greener choices for your yard and garden. The Healthy Yards Expo on Saturday, April 2 is a partnership between Johnson County K-State Research and Extension, Johnson County Stormwater Management and the... more

March 25, 2016

Emergency Management & Communications names its new director

Ellen Wernicke has been named Director of Johnson County Emergency Management & Communications. Wernicke has served as interim director since the previous director, Walt Way, retired in October 2015. She joined what was then the Johnson... more