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March 26

JoCo named healthiest Kansas county for second straight year

Johnson County was named the healthiest county in the state of Kansas for the second straight year, according to the fifth annual County Health Rankings, released today by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of...

Chairman Eilert
March 25

Chairman Eilert delivers 2014 State of the County address

Nearly 700 people attended Chairman Ed Eilert’s 2014 State of the County Address on March 25. The theme of his address was “Where Opportunity Lives” and heavily focused on Johnson County’s key economic trends and current development, along with...

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March 25

Weigh in on the County's budget at forums and with simulator

Each year, the task of drafting and approving the County’s annual budget is one of the most important decisions made by the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC). The budget plan articulates the County’s priorities and strategic goals, identifies...

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March 20

JoCo residents appointed to regional cultural planning committee

Five high profile Johnson County community members will join the cast of the first-ever Regional Cultural Plan for the Kansas City Metro. The ArtsKC Regional Arts Council is spearheading this artistic/cultural “think tank” that will include bi-...

March 18

Some JoCo cities banning open burning

Shawnee and Overland Park have implemented bans on open burning due to the dry weather and other cities may soon follow if the lack of moisture continues.

To check the current status of burn bans in your city, check the County's...

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March 17

March For Meals brings attention to senior hunger

The senior hunger crisis is real.

Nearly 1 in 6 of America's seniors - or 8.8 million - may not know where their next meal is coming from. Programs like Meals on Wheels are critical to solving this national crisis. The nutritious meals,...

March 13

Get involved! Volunteer for a Johnson County board or commission

Want to contribute your talents to Johnson County? Consider volunteering for a board or commission.

At the March 13 BOCC meeting, the BOCC approved the reappointment of George Schlagel  as the sixth district representative to the Park and...

Warning Siren
March 3

Be Prepared: Severe Weather Awareness Week, March 2-8

You don't have to be a Scout to be prepared. National Severe Weather Preparedness Week, March 2-8, is the perfect time to get ready for tornado season. Emergency Management has three easy steps that all Johnson County residents can take now:...

Johnson County Med-Act Ambulances
February 28

Johnson County's new trauma protocol effective March 1

Q&A about the Johnson County Emergency Medical Services System new trauma protocol with Dr. Ryan Jacobsen, Medical Director of Johnson County EMS System

What is the change in trauma protocol in Johnson County?


noxious weeds
February 27

BOCC approves plan to manage noxious weeds

One of the services you might not know the County does for you is help prevent the spread of “noxious weeds.” Johnson County has provided this service since 1937 when the Kansas legislature passed the Kansas Noxious Weed Law. Today, the Board of...