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Severe Weather Spotter Seminar scheduled for January 26
January 20

Severe Weather Spotter Seminar scheduled for January 26

Maintaining a local team of trained storm spotters ensures our community gets the very best severe thunderstorm and tornado warnings from the National Weather Service.

The annual Severe Weather Spotter Seminar will be held Monday, January... more

facilities director
January 20

Former Sprint, HCA Midwest Health exec joins JoCo

Brad Reinhardt has been selected as Johnson County's new Director of Facilities Management.

Most recently, Reinhardt spent five of his 15 years at Sprint as the Real Estate Manager of National Facilities Management, overseeing facility... more

doctor martin luther king
January 16

County offices closed Jan. 19 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Johnson County Government offices will be closed on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. Offices will be open for business again on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015.

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commissioner james allen
January 15

Commissioner Allen named 2015 BOCC Vice Chair

The Johnson County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) elected Commissioner Jim Allen as vice chairman for 2015. The vice chairman assumes and performs the duties of Chairman Ed Eilert whenever he is unavailable and because of temporary absence... more

Financial mgmt award
January 15

County wins 27th consecutive financial reporting award

2015 marks the 27th year that Johnson County Treasury and Financial Management (TFM) Department has received national recognition for its accounting and financial reporting.  The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States... more

Collaboration between departments solves two needs
January 14

Collaboration between departments solves two needs

Johnson County’s Records & Tax Administration (RTA), who among other things manages the County’s Archives, is required to perform document destruction when the retention period on County records (dictated by state statute) expires.

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telephone
January 13

Hotline starts with opening of legislative session

Johnson County Government again will offer a toll-free hotline to the Kansas Legislature during the 2015 session.

By dialing the county’s main switchboard at 913-715-5000, callers can be connected to the Kansas Governor’s staff and to the... more

new commissioner
January 12

New Commissioners sworn in

Johnson County officially has a new First District representative on its Board of County Commissioners. Former Prairie Village Mayor Ron Shaffer was sworn in this morning to represent the northeast corner of the County. Today's induction ceremony... more

flu
January 9

Flu hits elderly and the young the hardest

Across the country and here in Johnson County, senior citizens and youth are getting hit the hardest by the flu. Our Department of Health & Environment has more information on... more

cold weather
January 6

Frigid temperatures headed our way

The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory for our area through Thursday morning. Expect wind chills in the 15 – 25 degrees below zero range.  Johnson County Government is here to help you get through the frigid weather.

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