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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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Johnson County District Court remains in its Phase 2 implementation
July 2, 2020

Johnson County District Court will remain in Phase II of its reopening plan.

Remote proceedings are preferred. All hearings will proceed remotely unless an in-person hearing is authorized by the assigned judge. Limited in-person proceedings may occur where the presiding judge has ensured all social distancing recommendations have been implemented and will be enforced. Large dockets, including traffic, Chapter 61 and second appearances shall be conducted remotely. Public service counters are open where all physical distancing recommendations have been implemented and will be enforced.

For more information, visit the Court's website.

The Best Times prepares voters for the 2020 elections in a pandemic
July 1, 2020

The July-August issue of The Best Times magazine is on its way in the mail with a cover story about the 2020 elections, voting process and safeguards by the Election Office to ensure the health and safety of Johnson County voters and poll workers in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Other articles include:

  • The 2020 Census extends its deadlines due to the pandemic with Johnson County’s participation rate thus far being the highest in Kansas.
  • The new Medical Examiner Facility will offer a virtual tour as part of its opening celebration and dedication.
  • Exploratory work is under way in compiling a report regarding a potential new county Department of Aging Services.
  • Johnson County Museum launches a new temporary exhibit on “Rising to the Challenge: Suburban Strength in Difficult Times.”
  • Kansas Legal Services resumes monthly site visits to Johnson County at providing free legal services to aging adults.

Download a copy of the magazine.

Patience needed for test results
July 1, 2020

We appreciate everyone’s patience as we wait for test results from our COVID-19 testing event on June 26, and from those who were tested at our Olathe office this week. The labs that Johnson County Department of Health and Environment sends specimens to are overwhelmed with processing COVID-19 tests, and results are taking longer than usual. Normally we receive test results in 5-7 business days, but it could take a few extra days due to this delay and the holiday.

JCDHE is working swiftly to call anyone with a positive result, so they can immediately begin a case investigation. Those with a negative result will receive a letter in the mail.

Learn more about testing in Johnson County.

Johnson County Board of County Commissioners call special meeting, July 2
July 2, 2020

A Special Meeting of the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners has been set for 10 a.m., on Thursday, July 2, in the Board’s Hearing Room, located on the third floor of the Johnson County Administration Building, at 111 S. Cherry St., Olathe. This meeting is for the purpose of considering a Kansas Governor Executive Order to be issued on July 2, regarding a requirement to wear face masks.

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, physical distancing will be observed, and limited seating will be available in the hearing room, with additional limited seating available in the adjacent lobby with audio available. A live broadcast will still be available at boccmeetings.jocogov.org and on Facebook Live.

Anyone wishing to speak to the agenda item will need to sign in before the start of the meeting and will be called upon to speak in the order in which they signed up.

July 4th holiday schedule
July 1, 2020

In observation of the 4th of July holiday on Saturday, all Johnson County Government buildings will be closed on Friday, July 3. 

In addition, the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners will not hold their regular meeting on Thursday, at 9:30 a.m., but has instead called a special meeting for 10 a.m., Thursday, for the purpose of discussing Gov. Kelly’s Executive Order to be issued on July 2, which is expected to mandate the wearing of masks in the state of Kansas.

Celebrating the Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act
July 1, 2020

Throughout the month of July, Johnson County will remember the 30th anniversary of the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Johnson County incorporates diversity and inclusion into all aspects of serving the public. This month, we’ll highlight just a few of the services the county provides for people with disabilities.

The ADA was signed into law on July 26, 1990, by President George H. W. Bush and prohibited discrimination against people with disabilities. It protects people from discrimination in employment, public entities and accommodations, telecommunications and from retaliation or coercion when evoking their rights under the act.

The best of the county’s work is embodied by Johnson County Developmental Supports, which is the largest provider in the county of services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. JCDS’s philosophy of “Employment First” means the employment specialists work to ensure the people they serve are treated fairly under the law and can access jobs that match their skills and interests.

Learn more about what JCDS does to help people with disabilities obtain employment.