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October 9

JoCo Public Works participates in Snow Plow Rodeo

The Johnson County Public Works Department was one of nearly 20 teams from all over the region — some came from as far as Topeka — to compete in the American Public Works Association (APWA) annual Snow Plow Rodeo and Equipment Expo this week. The... more

Walt Way retires
October 9

Walt Way retires as Dir. of Emergency Mgt. & Communications

Today we wish a fond farewell to Walt Way who retires from a 42-year public safety career. You can view a video that recaps his career,... more

October 8

JoCo Library branches host ¡Viva la Fiesta! on Oct. 10

Hola, amigos. We've transformed our Latino Festival into a giant party for Second Saturday, Oct. 10! Drop in for hands-on activities, dance lessons and Latin-inspired performers including one by Amado Espinoza... more

October 7

Seasonal flu vaccine now available

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment has seasonal flu vaccine available for adults and children over the age of 6 months at ... more

October 6

Imagine a day without water

Could you go a day without water? No water to drink or make coffee. No water to shower, flush the toilet, or do laundry. Firefighters couldn't put out fires and farmers couldn't water their crops.

From October 6 - 8 agencies across the... more

October 5

Oct. 7 is National Walk to School Day!

Safe Kids Johnson County will join local school children, parents, caregivers and FedEx volunteers on Wednesday, Oct. 7 to raise awareness about pedestrian safety on International Walk to School Day. More than 250,000 children across the United... more

PEAK Awards
October 2

Johnson County Wastewater brings home prestigious awards

Johnson County Wastewater was recognized in July at the NACWA national conference held in Providence, R.I. for its outstanding compliance records in the 2014 calendar year and was presented with two Platinum Awards. In total, JCW earned six Peak... more

October 1

What makes a community healthy? Your opinion matters

What makes a community healthy? This important question is what JCDHE wants to answer. Every three years, JCDHE and its community partners conduct a community health assessment to understand the needs of the county's residents.... more

September 30

Students learn about public service careers at CORE4 Youth Career Expo

On Tuesday, approximately 3,200 middle and high school students from 51 schools around the metro attended the CORE4 Youth Career Expo at Bartle Hall in Kansas City, Missouri. The event was organized by the CORE4 governments in the Kansas City... more

Housing Choice Voucher Program waiting list opens Thursday
September 29

Housing Choice Voucher Program waiting list opens Thursday

The Johnson County Housing Authority (JCHA) is opening the Housing Choice Voucher Program Waiting List on Thursday, Oct. 1, to new applications. The waiting list will be closed the following day, Friday, Oct. 2, or when 900 appointments are... more