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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.

County manager named 2017 Outstanding Public Administrator

Hannes Zacharias

Hannes Zacharias, county manager of Johnson County, has been named the 2017 Outstanding Public Administrator by the Kansas chapter of the American Society for Public Administration.

Zacharias has served as county manager for Johnson County since 2009, joining the county as assistant county manager in 2001 and as deputy county manager in 2005. His career in public management spans nearly 40 years, including appointments as assistant to the city manager of Lawrence, Kansas; city administrator of Boonville, Missouri; and city manager of Hays, Kansas.

JCW names new Chief Engineer

Aaron Witt has accepted the position as JCW's Chief Engineer, effective immediately. He has been with JCW since 1999 and served as the Interim Chief Engineer since last September. The Chief Engineer is responsible for JCW’s engineering activities and oversees the Asset Management and Capital Improvement Programs, as well as sewer development and the district creation process.

County extension office hires new director

Tara Markley

On April 9, Johnson County K-State Research and Extension welcomed its new director, Tara Markley. In this role, she’ll provide administrative leadership for the county extension office’s educational programming, fiscal operations, personnel and marketing, and will serve as the county extension agent for the community development program.

Two Sheriff's Office deputies recognized

Johnson County Sheriff's Office deputies recognized

Congratulations to Master Deputy Kristina Martinez and Master Deputy Anjanette Deer of the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office for receiving awards during Mid-America Regional Council's 20th Annual Telecommunicators Appreciation Celebration on Friday, April 7. The celebration  celebrate 9-1-1 calltakers and emergency dispatch personnel who work behind the scenes answering life-saving calls from citizens. 

Tire recycling for JoCo residents on Saturday

Old tires

Recycle your old, worn or unwanted car, truck or bike tires! Johnson County Department of Health and Environment is hosting a tire recycling event on Saturday, April 8 from 8:00 to 11:30 a.m. at our Household Hazardous Waste facility at 5901 Jim Bills Road in Mission. 

Second Saturday book discussion group meets April 8

Johnson County Library

Johnson County Library will host its next Second Saturday book discussion group 11:30 a.m. to 1p.m. April 8 at the Shawnee Library. This month's book is Fannie Flagg's The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion. More information is available on the Library's website.

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