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March 28

Free Healthy Yards Expo this Saturday

A free event on Saturday will help you make greener choices for your yard and garden. The Healthy Yards Expo on Saturday, April 2 is a partnership between Johnson County K-State Research and Extension, Johnson County Stormwater Management and the... more

March 25

Emergency Management & Communications names its new director

Ellen Wernicke has been named Director of Johnson County Emergency Management & Communications. Wernicke has served as interim director since the previous director, Walt Way, retired in October 2015. She joined what was then the Johnson... more

March 24

Contractor Licensing Program receives COSA 2016 Community Guardian Award

The Carbon Monoxide Safety Association (COSA)'s Director of Training Bob Dwyer presented Johnson County's Building Official Jerry Mallory with the COSA 2016 Community Guardian Award on March 24 at the Spring Contractor Licensing Seminar. The... more

March 23

Eat lunch and help feed others

Are you thinking about where to have lunch tomorrow? Johnson County Meals on Wheels and Food Truck Mafia KC will host the first annual Food Truck Rally to benefit Johnson County Meals on Wheels. It takes place on Thursday, March 24, at the... more

March 22

2016 State of the County delivered

More than 700 people gathered at the Ritz Charles in Overland Park today to hear Chairman Ed Eilert deliver the State of the County Address today. “As I begin my sixth year as County Chairman, I have never been more optimistic about our future,”... more

March 21

Give your input on expanded Johnson County bus service

Our 2016 budget includes increased funding for multiple county services, including parks, libraries and bus service. Johnson County Transit and the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority are working in partnership to implement proposed... more

March 18

Spring kickoff at the WIC garden

The weather is forecasted to warm up by Tuesday, March 22 when the WIC garden springs to life for another growing season. The public is invited to volunteer at the kickoff event from 7:30 to 9 a.m. when county staff will plant potatoes, onions,... more

March 17

Last chance to register for Contractor Licensing Spring Seminar

There are still a few spots available for the Contractor Licensing Program 2016 Spring Education Seminar. The seminar will take place March 23-25 at the Overland Park Convention Center; click... more

March 16

Next courthouse & coroner facility public meeting Thursday

Thursday night marks the third of six public meetings about the new courthouse and coroner facility. These meetings provide the public the opportunity to learn more about the projects, ask subject matter experts questions and provide feedback.... more

March 15

Chairman Eilert’s 2016 State of the County address on March 22

On March 22, Johnson County Board of County Commissioners Chairman Ed Eilert will give his annual State of the County address. This year's event takes place on March 22 at the Ritz Charles in Overland Park, with check-in starting at 11:30 a.m.,... more