Johnson County Government is proud to announce the launch of its new podcast, JoCo on the Go. The initial episode, released on Tuesday, Aug. 6, features guests Jill Geller, Park and Recreation District executive director, and Bill Maasen, superintendent of Johnson County parks and golf courses. The Johnson County staff members discuss the county’s inclusive playgrounds, the best places to get kids involved in golf, the new electric bicycle pilot and Geller’s recent decision to move on from the county The podcast is hosted by Johnson County resident and employee Theresa Freed.
“There’s a growing audience for podcasts,” says Jody Hanson, Johnson County Government director of public affairs and communications. “We’re excited to offer residents a new way to learn about county news and Board of County Commissioners policy decisions that affect them, as well as services and programs from which they can benefit.”
JoCo on the Go will feature in-depth conversations with county leaders and experts, community partners and residents.
According to Edison Research Infinite Dial and Nielson, more than 30% of the U.S. population listens to podcasts monthly. Nearly 70% listen with a smart phone in their homes, vehicles or while exercising.
Each JoCo on the Go episode is around 20 minutes in length and is available with a full transcript and promotional video on jocogov.org/podcast. Episodes are currently scheduled for weekly release and will soon also be available where you regularly listen to podcasts.
Upcoming episodes will include topics such as keeping families healthy during the school year and the importance of 2020 Census participation.
You can also enjoy Johnson County Library’s podcast Did you hear? In the latest episode, released yesterday, Aug. 5, host Dave Carson sits down with Monticello librarians to talk about the branch’s one-year anniversary.