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Enjoy Saturday's parade at the fair

As part of this year’s Johnson County Fair — Blue Jeans and Country Dreams — the annual parade will be Saturday, Aug. 6, beginning at 10:30 a.m. It will snake through downtown Gardner and end at the county fairgrounds.

The parade will feature floats, riders on horseback, marching bands, clowns, antique roadsters and more, and will set a festive tone for the final full day of the county fair. Admission to the fairgrounds is free.

Other Saturday activities include:

Primary results are in

Thousands of Johnson Countians turned out to vote in the Aug. 2 primary. Unofficial results are made public as soon as precinct totals are in, however, the county Board of Election Canvassers will convene next Monday (Aug. 8) to review and certify the election results.

Apply for the JoCo Citizens Academy by Aug. 9

The Johnson County Citizens Academy debuted in the Spring of 2016. It takes as its mission statement the words of Margaret Mead: “Never Doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed it is the only thing that ever does.” We aim to support an informed citizenry in progressing the quality of life in Johnson County through volunteerism, board membership, and networking. We hope you will join us.

2017 county budget hearing set for Aug. 1

The public hearing regarding the proposed 2017 fiscal year Johnson County budget will take place on Monday, Aug. 1 at 7 p.m., in the Johnson County Board of Commissioners Hearing Room on the third floor of the Johnson County Administration Building, 111 S. Cherry Street in Olathe, Kansas. The hearing will be broadcast live online.

Horticulture Center Field Day takes root on July 30

The 2016 Johnson County K-State Research and Extension Horticulture Center’s Field Day is set for this Saturday, July 30 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m

The event, located at 35230 West 135th Street in Olathe, offers participants a peek behind the scenes at the hottest, new plants that grow best in local landscapes, talks with the experts about lawn and garden issues, time to enjoy cool classes in air-conditioned comfort and ice water to sip while wandering the field trials.

Add your input to the RideKC Transit Plan

Transit stakeholders across the Kansas City region have been working on increasing the connections between people and employment. Johnson County Government is an active partner in these efforts and encourages to input from our county’s residents.

The Mid-America Regional Council will be hosting a public meeting so residents can provide input and share information on their transit experiences.

Thursday, July 28
4:30–6 p.m.

Matt Ross Community Center
8101 Marty Street, Overland Park, KS 66204
Bus routes: 556, 664


Mon, 03/26/2018 - 5:30pm
Tue, 03/27/2018 - 12:00pm
Tue, 03/27/2018 - 5:30pm
Tue, 03/27/2018 - 5:45pm
Wed, 03/28/2018 - 9:00am