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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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What's the biggest improvement in JoCo this decade?
October 15, 2019

In just a few months we will wrap up this decade and head into the 2020s. We want to know what you think was the biggest improvement or enhancement in Johnson County, Kansas this decade.

You have 10 days to share with us your #DecadeInJoCo highlight from the past 10 years. On October 25, we will randomly draw one entry from all that we receive and that person will win a JoCo prize pack including a $25 gift card for a Johnson County Park & Recreation District program.

Here’s how to share your #DecadeInJoCo highlight:

  • Tweet or Facebook using #DecadeInJoCo in your post
  • Send an email to communications@jocogov.org
  • Call us at 913-715-0730 (feel free to leave a voicemail and please include your name and phone number.)
  • Drop off or send us a note at County Manager’s Office – Decade in JoCo, 111 S. Cherry Street, Olathe, KS 66061

Submissions must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, October 25.

We may use your submission in the December 2019 JoCo Magazine!

Treasurer and Motor Vehicle offices closed today for staff training
October 14, 2019

The Johnson County Treasurer and Motor Vehicle offices will be closed to the public today (Monday, Oct. 14) for an all-staff, in-service training. All offices will resume regular business hours on Tuesday, Oct. 15.

The locations of the closed offices are:

  • Treasurer’s Office, 111 S. Cherry St., Suite 1500, Olathe
  • Mission Motor Vehicle Office, 6000 Lamar Ave.
  • Olathe Motor Vehicle Office, 782 N. Ridgeview Road

Employees will attend training sessions on policies and procedures, safety/security, operational changes and updates on future initiatives.    

Customers can pay their property taxes online at jocogov.org or by mail.

Customers can renew their vehicle registrations online or by mail.

For additional information regarding services, please visit jocogov.org.

All other Johnson County Government offices; including offices located in the County Administration Building, will be open today. 

JoCo on the Go: Employment for all abilities
October 14, 2019

During our 11th JoCo on the Go podcast episode, we’re discussing employment services for Johnson County residents who have disabilities. The discussion includes Johnson County Employment Team Leader Amy Fair, with Johnson County Developmental Supports. She introduces us to Tyler Smith, who is an employment supports success story. He describes an innovative program known as Project SEARCH, that’s helping residents with disabilities obtain and keep rewarding jobs. You’ll also hear from 5th district Commissioner Michael Ashcraft, who describes the Board of County Commissioners’ support for public-private partnerships that benefit job seekers served by JCDS and employers.    

JoCo on the Go is available on Apple and Google Play. Just search for the podcast by name and subscribe. Learn more about this new podcast and get a complete transcript of each episode.

JoCo Human Services assists Spring Hill residents
October 10, 2019

Johnson County’s Department of Human Services is now available in Spring Hill. The multi-service center opened Wednesday, Oct. 9, in the city of Spring Hill offices, 401 N. Madison St. Human Services in Spring Hill will have staff available once per month, with limited hours and by appointment only.  

Spring Hill residents can get help with:

  • Past due utility bills
  • Links to other resources (education, employment, transportation, clothing closets, other food pantries, Area Agency on Aging)
  • Prescription medications, eyeglasses and hearing aids (restrictions apply, funding through Kansas City’s Medicine Cabinet)
  • Supportive coaching for budgeting

Services are income-based and require a phone screening. If residents are eligible after the phone screening, an appointment will be set.  Phone screening and appointments must be completed in advance. For questions, screening and appointments, please call 913-715-6653, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Your ideas needed for the “County Square”
October 8, 2019

Construction is underway on Johnson County's new 28-courtroom courthouse at the corner of Kansas Avenue and Santa Fe Street in Downtown Olathe. When the current courthouse comes down in 2021, it will create an open space in Downtown Olathe. What are your ideas for the County Square? You can share them at this link: www.surveymonkey.com/r/JoCoSquare

To ensure it reflects area needs and interests, the county along with a Steering Committee will consider public feedback to develop programming concepts that include activities the public could enjoy in the new space.

Additionally, the concepts that come out of our public comments will build upon previous planning efforts, such as the Envision Olathe Downtown Plan (2003), Streetscape Master Plan and Downtown Guidelines (2003), Downtown Active Transportation Plan (2017), Olathe's Bike Share Implementation Strategy (2018), and more. The outcome will be a phased approach to programming the space.

Please watch for updates on this project at our web site.

JoCo on the Go: Promoting the well-being of older adults
October 8, 2019

During our 10th JoCo on the Go podcast episode, we’re discussing the well-being of Johnson County’s older adults. Commissioner Janeé Hanzlick, Johnson County Board of County Commissioners, will talk about the board’s efforts to ensure Johnson County remains an affordable place to live for all ages. She’ll also discuss ways the community can volunteer to help older adults who might be homebound. You’ll hear from Denise Dias with K-State Extension, and Elizabeth Mardis with the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment about programs available to help older adults with the Medicare and Medicaid health care coverage applications. Finally, Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s Michelle Alexander will share details of the upcoming Live Well Age Well event for those 50 and older. 

Live Well Age Well includes vendors, presentations, screenings, giveaways and more. It will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, Oct. 18, at the Marriott Overland Park, 10800 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park.

JoCo on the Go is available on Apple and Google Play. Just search for the podcast by name and subscribe. Learn more about this new podcast and get a complete transcript of each episode.