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Board of County Canvassers sits at tables at the election office in front of a crowded room.
August 14, 2018

Board of Election Canvassers certifies primary election results

The Board of Election Canvassers voted today to certify the Johnson County election results. Monday morning, the board met to determine which provision ballots would be counted, which would be partially counted and which should not be counted,... more

People on beach across Shawnee Mission Park Lake
August 13, 2018

Park beaches close for the summer

Johnson County Park & Rec beaches are closed for the summer; Aug. 12 was their final day for patron services.

Kill Creek Park beach and marina is closed for the remainder for the summer.

At Shawnee Mission Park, the beach is... more

two small dogs playing
August 10, 2018

Accessibility project to close Off-Leash Dog Area for five weeks

A construction project which will add an accessible trail to the Off-Leash Dog Area in Shawnee Mission Park will begin on Aug. 13, and will result in the... more

2019 budget written in pen
August 9, 2018

Johnson County Board of County Commissioners adopts 2019 budget

The Johnson County Board of County Commissioners today adopted the county’s fiscal year 2019 budget. The 2019 budget totals $1.097 billion, composed of $815.9 million in expenditures and $281.2 million in reserves.

The BOCC approved a... more

election polling station workers
August 8, 2018

Unofficial final election results available

On Election Day, 118,708 Johnson County residents took to the polls to vote in the primary elections. The Johnson County Election Office has posted the unofficial final count of votes cast... more

Man working on laptop
August 6, 2018

Answers to community survey FAQs now online

Each year, the county’s community satisfaction survey provides an opportunity for residents to provide feedback on county services and their overall... more

August 2, 2018

Paratransit now available to entire county

On Aug. 2, the Board of County Commissioners voted to remove service area restrictions on county-provided paratransit transportation, making transportation for the elderly and those with disabilities available to all county residents.The previous... more

August 2, 2018

Long-awaited branch introduces service in western Shawnee

The new Monticello branch of the Johnson County Library will open its doors to the public on Sunday, August 5, from 1 - 5 p.m.

The event will be low-key, according to Library... more

Pictured with Chairman Eilert are Jamison Elmore, Josh Schoenhofer,  Amy Meeker-Berg and Tom Franzen.
August 1, 2018

Johnson County Motor Vehicle wins award of excellence

The Johnson County Board of County Commissioners recently recognized the Department of Treasury and Financial Management – Johnson County Motor Vehicle for a recent award of excellence it received.

The National Association of... more

July 31, 2018

County bonds receive highest ratings

Johnson County’s strong financial standing remains unchanged with all three bond rating agencies affirming a triple-A bond rating for the sale of $232.79 million of general obligation (G.O.) internal improvement bonds, Series 2018A.

The... more


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