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Watch for delivery of Johnson County magazines this week

Covers of JOCO magazine and The Best Times, May 2017 editions

Johnson County’s JoCo Magazine and The Best Times will both be delivered this week. If you are a Johnson County resident, you should receive JoCo magazine four times a year. The Best Times is delivered on a bi-monthly basis to Johnson County residents who are age 60 plus. If you qualify and are not on The Best Times mailing list, call 913-715-8930. Both magazines are mailed without charge and are produced by the county’s Public Information Office.

Child care business info fair this Saturday

Image of children's toys, text says info fair Saturday, May 6

Are you interested in starting your own quality, licensed, in-home day care business in Johnson County? Learn the basics about how to get started during our information fair on May 6! 

Proposed 2018 budget creates potential to roll back mill levy

Budget infographic

County manager Hannes Zacharias has proposed a budget for next year with the potential to roll back the mill levy by a quarter mill. 

“Current revenue projections support a strong county budget,” Zacharias said. “Our proposal meets the needs of a growing community and adequately compensates staff. The budget adheres to the board’s direction to maintain a constant mill levy and creates a potential opportunity to return resources back to the taxpayers of Johnson County.”

BIG summer planting event

three people kneeling next to garden crop

Ready to do some gardening? Mark your calendars for Tuesday, May 2 and plan to join staff members from Johnson County’s Department of Health and Environment in the community garden to plant the summer crops. They will be planting tomatoes, peppers, zucchini and cucumbers just to name a few. The garden is structured so all volunteers work communally to plant, grow and harvest food that is distributed to clients of the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program. 

National Walk @ Lunch Day®

employees crossing the street

Johnson County Government employees replaced a Working lunch with a Walking lunch as the county continued its partnership with Blue KC by participating in its seventh annual 2017 for National Walk@ Lunch Day® on April 26. Employees met at three scheduled sites as well as several other county locations which formed their own walking groups to take a nice spring walk.

Leadership appoints assistant to the county manager

Cindy Green

Cindy Green has been named assistant to the county manager and chief of staff, effective May 15. In this role, Green will be responsible for the administrative and budgetary functions of the county manager’s office. She will also act as the principal strategic lead for the department’s operations, working closely with the county manager and senior leadership to develop organizational goals.

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