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County receives KDOT grant for jobs access transit proposal

Kansas City, Mo.

Johnson County Government has been awarded funding to implement a new, jobs-focused regional connection between southwest Johnson County and southern Kansas City, Missouri. Kansas Department of Transportation awarded the county $168,000 in grant funds. 

Appraised values expected to climb as real estate market booms

Home values rising

Strong housing demands combined with a very low supply of homes in Johnson County is causing residential appraised values to climb again this year.

During the week of Feb. 26, the Johnson County Appraisers Office will send homeowners in the county a notice of appraised value.

Take a peek behind the scenes at the museum

crowd at JoCo Museum

Mark your calendars for the afternoon of Feb. 24 beginning at 1 pm to take a behind the scenes tour of the Johnson County Museum’s collections storage facility at the new Arts & Heritage Center, 8788 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS 66212.

Coffee with Johnson County legislators

team making small talk during coffee break

Johnson County Library’s popular Legislative Coffees series starts Saturday, Feb. 24. You can discover what’s percolating in the Kansas Legislature. Representatives and Senators in Johnson County will discuss with constituents the new legislative session, including their committee assignments, current bills, and upcoming legislation, followed by Q&A. You bring the questions and we’ll provide the coffee and doughnuts.

Monday is Presidents Day

Monday, Feb. 19 is the national holiday known as Presidents Day. Originally, a day to honor the birthday of country’s first president, George Washington, it was later combined to also recognize the birthday of 16th president, Abraham Lincoln.  Now, it serves to honor all persons who have served as the U.S. President.

The Johnson County Courthouse will be closed in observance of President Day. Other county offices and services are open on this Monday.

Free day at the museum


Thu, 04/19/2018 - 8:00am
Thu, 04/19/2018 - 9:30am
Fri, 04/20/2018 - 7:30am
Mon, 04/23/2018 - 5:30pm
Tue, 04/24/2018 - 5:30pm
Wed, 04/25/2018 - 9:00am