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2015 Johnson County Annual Report released

Johnson County Government has released our 2015 Year in Review, Community of Opportunity. The 36-page report is a portfolio of stories that highlight the most important projects, programs and initiatives that ensure Johnson County is a Community of Opportunity for all, now and in the future.

Click here for an electronic version of the full report. 

Expanded bus service begins in JoCo July 5

Johnson County is offering new bus service so residents can better reach jobs, higher education, and many stores and restaurants. For just $1.50 a ride, the new service makes it easier to reach major destinations: Oak Park Mall, Johnson County Community College, Overland Park’s trendy Prairiefire shopping center and major employers such as Sprint, Shawnee Mission Medical and Overland Park Regional Medical Center. 

Meet the Author: Art Stewart on June 23

The heart and soul of Kansas City's major league baseball franchise is a 5-foot-6 impeccably dressed man you probably haven't heard of. You don't know the Royal's history and successes until you know Art Stewart.

Steps for healthy swimming

With high temperatures around 100 degrees lately, we're definitely in the dog days of summer. Here are some tips from Johnson County Department of Health and Environment for healthy swimming.

Even properly treated pool water can spread germs. Chemicals don't work right away, so waste, body fluilds and dirt can use up the chemicals germ-killing power. 

Follow these easy steps to help keep germs out of the water and stay healthy:

JCW introduces Pilot Street Restoration Program

Homeowners are responsible for the repair/replacement of their private service line from the home’s connection to the point of connection on the public sanitary sewer main. The service line sometimes runs under paved public streets in public street right-of-way. The cost for replacement of a private sanitary sewer service line serving a single family residential property can be substantial and including the cost of public street restoration can make the repair even more costly.

JoCo employees recognized for innovation

Johnson County Government encourages employees to innovate and improve processes through a program called "Project Impact" which recognizes employees who bring their ideas for improvement forward and see them through implementation. During this morning's Board of County Commissioners meeting, Chairman Eilert presented a Certificate of Recognition to Nolan Kappleman, Kalenna Coleman and Julie Davis of Johnson County Department of Health and Environment.

It's getting hot out there!

Hot temperatures are expected across the Kansas City area this week. Here are some important tips to keep in mind:

Opening Friday: “The Drowsy Chaperone” at The Theatre in the Park

When a die-hard theatre fan plays his favorite cast album, the characters come to life in this hilarious musical farce. Grab a blanket or chair and a picnic dinner and share an evening under the stars with family and friends! Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for youth (ages 4-10), and children 3 and under are free. The box office opens at 6:00, gates open at 6:30, and curtain is at 8:30. Visit the theatre’s website at theatreinthepark.org to purchase tickets or for more details.

2016 Community Survey reveals high satisfaction

Johnson County’s 2016 Community Survey shows that satisfaction levels consistently beat both national averages and averages for other comparable-sized communities. The Overall Satisfaction Index in Johnson County increased over 2015, and is at its highest point since 2009. In addition, the 2016 Satisfaction Rating for the overall quality of county services is 36 percent above the average for large communities (populations above 250,000).