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February 26

Ramping up for renovation at Central Resource Library

Big news! We’re renovating Central Resource Library. To spare everyone from our dust and din, we’re temporarily limiting service at this location.

Limited services with a small browsing collection begin March 1. ... more

February 24

Advance voting is underway for Spring Primary Elections

Advance voting by mail for the March 3, 2015 Primary Election began Feb. 11. Advance voting in person begins today, Feb. 24, 2015.

More information about advance voting and the March 3rd Primary Election:

February 18

Emerging Artists to exhibit at Arti Gras

Mardi Gras has come and gone but Arti Gras takes place later this week and includes an art exhibition by our JCDS Emerging Artists! This art show is presented by the Leawood Arts Council and the Leawood Foundation Friday, February 20 – Sunday,... more

Library book
February 16

Help shape the future of Johnson County Library

What will you want from the Library in the future? Bigger meeting spaces? More e-materials? We want to know what you think. You are invited to participate in a public feedback session or join the conversation online.... more

children at play
February 13

Child care town hall

Our Child Care Licensing division encourages anyone wanting to participate in a conversation about child care licensing in Kansas to attend a stop on the Child Care Licensing Town Hall Tour. On Tuesday, February 24, the Kansas Department of... more

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