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Community Blood Center logo
December 5, 2017

Winter Blood Drive planned for Dec. 11

The Community Blood Center is teaming up with Johnson County Government to conduct its Winter Blood Drive on Dec, 11 from 8 a.m. to noon at 111 S. Cherry Street, Room LL 0200.

There are a few appointments still available for each 15 minute... more

Sign which reads Fire Hazard no open burning
December 5, 2017

Local burn bans in effect

With the high winds and reduced moisture, several cities have posted bans on open burning, until further notice, when the area receives a substantial rainfall or heavy snow.  Please check the... more

United Way 2017
December 4, 2017

Employees exceed United Way campaign goals

The Johnson County Commission last week recognized the United Way campaign's co-chairs for the success of the 2017 fundraiser.

This year's campaign raised more than $120,000 and had 378 donors — exceeding both goals set at the campaign's... more

BOCC
December 1, 2017

BOCC votes not to renew county manager contract

By a majority vote of the Board of County Commissioners, the commission decided not to renew the contract for County Manager Hannes Zacharias. The 4-3 vote was taken following his annual review in executive session early this afternoon.

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Hannes Zacharias
November 30, 2017

Statement from county manager regarding BOCC vote

"A majority of the Johnson County Commission has voted to not renew my contract to serve as County Manager, effective Dec. 31, 2017. As all managers know, this is their right. As expressed to me, the majority wants to take Johnson County in a... more

Chairman Ed Eilert
November 30, 2017

Statement from chairman regarding county manager

“It is with great disappointment that I am writing to inform our county staff that the Board of County Commissioners voted today 4-3 not to extend the contract of County Manager Hannes Zacharias. To provide the 30-day notice, as required in his... more

Tax deadline
November 30, 2017

2017 property tax statements due by Dec. 20

The Johnson County Treasury and Financial Management department has begun mailing 202,674 real estate and 19,915 personal property tax statements to taxpayers.

The first-half real estate and personal property taxes are due on or before Dec... more

Commissioners and civic leaders shoveling dirt at the groundbreaking site.
November 29, 2017

Groundbreaking held for new library at Lenexa City Center

Johnson County leaders gathered Tuesday, Nov. 28 for the official groundbreaking of the new library at the Lenexa City Center, near 87th and Renner Boulevard. The new two-story branch is set to open in mid-2019 and will replace the Lackman... more

November 28, 2017

Lanesfield School decks the halls for a Country Christmas

An old-fashioned Lanesfield School Country Christmas is being celebrated in December at the Lanesfield Historic Site with the opportunity to experience a traditional 1904 holiday, including writing a letter to Santa with pen and ink and finding... more

photo of Administration Building with JoCo Pulse logo
November 27, 2017

JoCo Pulse: County's performance measures online

Johnson County recently launched JoCo Pulse, a microsite with graphics and statistics about the county's performance on multiple initiatives and services in the community. ... more

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