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County Manager's Office

Phone: 913-715-0725

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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Update on Phase 2 vaccine interest survey
January 16, 2021

Thanks to all who have completed the Phase 2 vaccine interest survey – more than 48,000 so far! We apologize to those who have experienced difficulty completing the survey. We have increased the server capacity to accommodate a larger number of people, so please try again over the next few days. 
 
If you did not receive a confirmation message after hitting the “Submit” button, that means the system did not record your information and you will need to complete the survey again. Please do not call our office to confirm you are on the list, simply complete the survey again. There is no rush to complete the survey as Johnson County, KS is in Phase 1 -- vaccinating health care workers. Phase 2 will begin in the next several weeks. 

Access the survey.

65+ and others in Phase 2 asked to indicate interest in vaccine
January 15, 2021

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment is nearing completion of vaccinating health care workers in Phase 1 of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s vaccination plan. Phase 2 is expected to begin by early February. This group includes those 65 and older, among others. Get a comprehensive list of those in Phase 2.
  
For planning purposes, JCDHE is asking those in Phase 2 to indicate their interest in getting the COVID-19 vaccine. By completing a survey, individuals will be notified when vaccine becomes available with instructions on how to schedule an appointment. Taking this survey does not create an appointment and does not reserve a vaccine. 

NOTE: The survey site is currently experiencing heavy volume. If you are having trouble accessing the survey, please try again at a later time.

COVID-19 vaccine in Johnson County
January 15, 2021

As of Jan. 15, the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment has received 16,250 doses (of that, 5,000 are for 2nd dose) and has administered 7,020 doses.

Get more information about vaccine distribution in Johnson County.

This information does not include doses received by long-term care facilities and hospitals. Those vaccines are sent directly from the state and federal government through partnerships. Vaccination clinics for Phase 1 health care workers are being held this week.

County offices closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 15, 2021

County offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday is an official day of service and celebrates the civil rights leader’s life and legacy.

County, school district agree to CNG partnership
January 15, 2021

Johnson County is doing its part to increase the use of compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles. The Board of County Commissioners approved a proposal at its Jan. 7 meeting to enter into a joint use agreement with Olathe Public Schools for the county's CNG refueling station.

“Johnson County is excited to add the Olathe School District as a partner in our efforts to utilize alternative fuels in transportation” said Johnson County Director of Fleet Services Chris Butler. “In addition to benefiting the school district, the partnership allows the county to increase fuel production, which improves the return on the investment made in CNG fueling infrastructure. We really do see this as a win-win scenario for both agencies”

The agreement includes plans for the school district to use the station to refill up to 30 CNG-powered school buses.

“We are excited that Johnson County has agreed to partner with us on this project,” said Olathe Public Schools Deputy Superintendent for Business and Operations John Hutchison. “This partnership will allow us to transition to a more economic and environmentally friendly student transportation model."

The county also uses the CNG station for vehicles from the Public Works, Transit and Wastewater departments, and City of Olathe trash services.

All revenues collected from the sale of CNG will be placed into the county’s fleet fund for reimbursement of money spent on natural gas and to offset overhead costs associated with the operation of Johnson County-owned fuel systems.

It's Okay if You're Not Okay podcast
January 15, 2021

In the most recent episode of the It's Okay if You're not Okay podcast, Keith, Kate, John and Renee took on the claim that "2020 stunk" (or worse) head-on by sharing experiences they were grateful for or proud of that happened during the year.

The practice of pausing and identifying relationships, experiences or accomplishments that we are grateful for is a helpful practice for coping with difficult times. Look out, though, because it could quickly become toxic positivity.

Listen to this Johnson County Mental Health Center podcast.

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