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February 9

Residential market continues to rebound

Our Office of the County Appraiser’s study of the residential market indicates the market has continued to rebound with 90 percent of the properties increasing in value for 2015. That’s based on a review of more than 16,500 residential sales.... more

Project SEARCH interns get donated laptops
February 6

A new computer lab for Project SEARCH

Our Project SEARCH interns will be able to practice their work skills even more at their new computer lab thanks to UnitedHealthcare who donated seven laptop computers! Today this group of interns had a great time unpacking their computers,... more

February 5

Improving our local communities and local households

The public comment period is open on how Johnson County used slightly more than $1.6 million in federal funding in 2014 for a wide range of improvements in local communities and assisting local households. Read the... more

February 4

Get free help with your taxes

Johnson County K-State Research and Extension is once again partnering with Next Step KC (formerly known as KC Cash) and El Centro to host a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site in the Sunset Drive Office Building, 11811 S. Sunset Drive,... more

Sharon Watson
February 3

Sharon Watson named Director of Public Affairs and Communications

Johnson County Government’s new Director of Public Affairs and Communications, Sharon Watson, brings nearly 25 years of experience in governmental public affairs and communications, crisis communications and journalism (including broadcast and... more

The Jo bus
February 2

Effective Feb. 1: Johnson County Transit now managed by KCATA

Building a Better Regional Transit System 

For the first time in more than 30 years, Johnson County Transit will be managed by the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority. Johnson County Government and KCATA officially approved the new... more

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January 29

Happy Kansas Day!

Kansas Day is celebrated annually on January 29 to commemorate the anniversary of the 1861 admission of Kansas into the Union. Kansas Day is not a public holiday, but it is a state-wide observation. It was first celebrated in... more

med-act award
January 27

10-year-old Lenexa girl receives MED-ACT Award of Appreciation

A 10-year-old Lenexa girl received an award from Johnson County MED-ACT and the Overland Park Fire Deparmment this week for using her sign language skills to help paramdeics communicate with a car crash victim. You can learn more about Susan... more

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January 26

Final week to recycle Christmas trees

It’s the final week to drop-off discarded natural Christmas trees for recycling in Johnson County.

Sponsored by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District, three collection sites to recycle the trees will end on Saturday, Jan. 31.... more

January 21

Mail ballots for school district elections due by Jan. 27

By now, registered voters in five Johnson County school districts should have received ballots in the mail related to questions about local option budget authority; Shawnee Mission School District has a second question on its ballot related to... more