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111 S. Cherry St., Suite 3300, Olathe, KS 66061

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The County Manager's Office is responsible to the Board of County Commissioners and the residents of Johnson County for the effective and efficient delivery of programs and services, using sound management and financial principles while emphasizing high ethical values, innovation, and continuous improvement.

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JoCo on the Go: Hispanic Heritage Month
October 11, 2021

On JoCo on the Go, episode #109, Johnson County celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month in October with a free family friendly celebration and festive activities all month long at the Arts and Heritage Center. Learn which performers and food vendors will be highlighted at the event and how two different local high schools are getting involved. The Latino community is growing in Johnson County. Find out what initiatives are being developed to highlight diversity all year long. Learn more about Hispanic Heritage Month at www.jcprd.com.

Look for JoCo on the Go where you regularly listen to podcasts. Learn more about JoCo on the Go and get a complete transcript of this episode.

Oct. 12, last day to register to vote, update voter registration
October 12, 2021

The voter registration deadline for November’s general election is Tuesday. It’s the last day for voters to register to vote or update their voter registration before voting begins.

Voter registration applications are available on the Johnson County Election Office’s website at jocoelection.org/registration. Voters who will be 18 years old by Election Day can register to vote now.

Voters who are already registered to vote can check their voter registration at voter.jocoelection.org to make sure their name and address are up to date.

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 2, but there are other important election dates ahead in October:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 12 – Last day to register to vote or update voter registration information
  • Wednesday, Oct. 13 – Advance voting by mail begins
  • Saturday, Oct. 23 – Advance voting in person begins at eight locations
  • Tuesday, Oct. 26 – Last day to apply to vote by mail
  • Tuesday, Nov. 2 – Election Day (polling places open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.)

November’s general election is a local election, which means city, school district, community college, and other local offices will be on the ballot. Voters can review their sample ballot at voter.jocoelection.org.

More information on the election is available at jocoelection.org.

Johnson County votes to recognize Juneteenth as an observed county holiday
October 7, 2021

Thursday Oct. 7, Johnson County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) voted (7 to 0) to add Juneteenth to the standard, fixed holidays for Johnson County Government for the year 2022 and subsequent years. In making the decision, the BOCC took into consideration the interests of the public in having access to the services of the government and the value of honoring and recognize dates of importance to our country, community and employees. Designating Juneteenth as a county holiday recognizes the significance of freedom for all.

Read the full news release.

Flu shots now available at JCDHE walk-in clinic
October 7, 2021

Seasonal flu shots are now available for anyone 6 months and older at the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment’s walk-in clinic in Olathe. Flu shots are given on a walk-in basis from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday-Thursday, and 8 a.m. to noon, on Fridays. The clinic is located at 11875 S. Sunset Dr., Olathe. 

Flu shots reduce the risk of getting the flu, and more importantly, reduce the risk of severe illness or hospitalization for those who do get the flu. Individuals who need a first, second or third/booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine can get one at the same time as their flu shot. 

“We are still seeing high levels of COVID-19 transmission in Johnson County. We can all do our part by getting a flu shot to prevent illness and hospitalizations and limit the stress on our health care system,” says Sanmi Areola, JCDHE director. “The flu shot is safe, does not cause the flu and can protect you and your loved ones.” 

The flu vaccine will not protect individuals from getting COVID-19, but it will offer protection from the four types of influenza viruses that may circulate this season. 
 

Make your home more energy efficient before winter arrives
October 6, 2021

Johnson County is joining hundreds of state and local governments across the country in a national day of awareness about the benefits of energy efficiency. Governor Laura Kelly has proclaimed Oct. 6 Kansas Energy Efficiency Day.

The county is leading by example:

  • Undergoing a lighting retrofit in many buildings, updating from fluorescent lights to LED.
  • Conducting overall energy assessments to reduce energy consumption with the goal of improving energy efficiency.

What you can do at home:

  • Save energy by using LED bulbs. Lighting is 30% of personal energy usage.
  • Check energy-consuming systems including thermostats. Energy usage can be improved with more intelligent thermostats. Adjusting temperatures to save energy when you aren’t at your residence or when you are sleeping can make a difference.
  • Energy is being consumed even through devices and appliances in sleep mode. For devices and appliances that will need to be permanently plugged in and available, looking into purchasing this equipment with an energy star certification. The certification is to ensure the lowest energy consumed during non-use periods.

Homeowners and renters who need assistance with weatherization costs can contact the Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC). Income-eligible households receive a comprehensive home energy audit to identify inefficiencies. Services and upgrades are provided free of charge.

Learn how to stay safe online during Cyber Security Awareness Month
October 4, 2021

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and Johnson County’s cybersecurity team wants to help celebrate by staying safe online.

Learn how to protect yourself and your family on our cybersecurity page.

You’ll discover how to create strong passwords and use multi-factor authentication. Figure out how to spot internet scams and phishing attempts in email. Learn how to safely share personal information online for banking and medical purposes.

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