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County News

Healthy JoCo
June 23

JCDHE is first in Kansas to receive accreditation

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) is the first public health department in the state of Kansas to receive accreditation by the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB), and the second in the four-state region of...

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Volunteer
June 23

Volunteer with the Department of Corrections

If you are looking for a volunteer opportunity where you can help people, the Department of Corrections is looking for you!  We are in need of volunteers to work with both our juveniles and adults in the custody of the Department of Corrections....

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Justice Annex
June 19

Justice Annex receives awards, Silver LEED certification

The Justice Annex, located at 588 East Santa Fe in Olathe, recently received two notable awards as well as Silver Certification by LEED as a documented high performing building.

The Justice Annex project team of Eldorado Architects and...

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master gardeners
June 18

Apply now for the Johnson County Extension Master Gardener program

Enjoy gardening, working with others and sharing your passion? The Extension Master Gardener program may be just the opportunity for you!

Apply for the Johnson County K-State Research and Extension Master Gardener 2015 training program,...

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proposed FY 15 budget
June 18

Weekly message from the Budget Director

This week marks the mid-point in the BOCC budget review sessions where the Board meets with all County offices, agencies and departments. I will get to this Thursday’s schedule in a bit, but first I’d like to talk about a couple of key driver’s...

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the JO logo
June 16

Ride the JO for free on June 19

Celebrate Dump the Pump Day and help improve air quality by riding the JO for free on June 19. No special pass or other action required -- just get on board and travel to where you need to go!

The JO travels throughout Johnson County and...

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elder abuse
June 12

Elder Abuse Awareness Day is Sunday, June 15

Elder abuse reports, particularly involving financial exploitation of older adults, have grown dramatically in volume since 2009.

Reports come to the Johnson County District Attorney’s Office from numerous sources, including the Adult...

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proposed FY 15 budget
June 11

Weekly message from the Budget Director

The Budget and Financial Planning Department, along with the County Manager’s Office and all of Johnson County Government’s departments, agencies and offices, have spent months crafting the proposed 2015 budget. On Thursday, June 5, Assistant...

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June 10

Measles cases continue to rise in Johnson County

Measles are in Johnson County, Kan. The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) has identified three confirmed cases of measles in the county. The three cases are possibly linked to 10 other confirmed cases and two probable...

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summer book sale
June 9

Summer Book Sale starts on June 11

The Johnson County Library's Sizzlin’ Summer Book Sale is one of the region's largest and best used book sales. Book lovers will find amazing deals on previously-owned books, audiobooks, VHS tapes, DVDs and more. Approximately 80,000 gently used...

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