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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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JCW plants achieve 100% permit compliance in 2016
July 19, 2019

Each year the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) recognizes public wastewater facilities for outstanding compliance with National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit limits. This recognition program consists of Peak Performance Awards in three categories — Platinum, Gold and Silver.
 
In July, Johnson County Wastewater was recognized at the NACWA national conference held in St. Louis for its outstanding compliance records in the 2016 calendar year. Two JCW treatment facilities received the Gold Peak Performance Award, which honors treatment works that achieved 100 percent compliance with the NPDES permit for 2016.

  • The Myron K. Nelson Plant
  • The Douglas L. Smith Middle Basin Plant

This year, JCW is proud to announce it received four Platinum Peak Performance Awards, to honor treatment works that have at least five years of complete and consistent National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit compliance. This is the highest number of Platinum Awards the department has ever earned with the following recipients:

  • The New Century AirCenter and the Tomahawk Creek plants for five years of permit compliance
  • The Mill Creek Regional Plant for ten years of permit compliance
  • The Blue River Main Plant for eleven years of permit compliance

Read more about the awards on NACWA's website.

Two Sheriff's Office deputies recognized
July 19, 2019

Congratulations to Master Deputy Kristina Martinez and Master Deputy Anjanette Deer of the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office for receiving awards during Mid-America Regional Council's 20th Annual Telecommunicators Appreciation Celebration on Friday, April 7. The celebration celebrated 9-1-1 call takers and emergency dispatch personnel who work behind the scenes answering life-saving calls from citizens. 

Master Deputy Kristina Martinez received an Everyday Hero award for displaying a confident, calm demeanor at the communications center, especially during high-priority events. She effectively manages 9-1-1 callers in incredibly stressful situations and elicits necessary information for responding officers. Well respected by her peers and supervisors, Martinez exhibits a positive attitude, professionalism, adaptability and a genuine concern for the community.

Master Deputy Anjanette Deer received an Outstanding Training Performance award for the important role she plays in training deputies in the communications division. She conducts the final checkout of trainees and verifies concerns about struggling trainees. Her detailed evaluations are relied upon when deciding whether to pass a trainee. Deer also provides National Crime Information Center training to new deputies within the Sheriff’s Office, instructs new hires on proper communication through radio equipment and serves as lead writer in the divisional directive committee.

Read more about the awards on MARC.org and view photos from the event on MARC's Flickr account.

Coming to a mailbox near you: new issue of JoCo Magazine
June 27, 2019

Look for the new issue of JoCo Magazine, a special edition focused entirely on public safety, to hit your mailbox soon if it hasn't already! JoCo Magazine is a printed publication created by Johnson County Government, mailed three times per year to every household in the county. 

The Fall 2016 issue, as well as past issues, can be viewed on the JoCo Magazine page of our website.

Can I recycle this?
November 15, 2019

It's super bowl weekend, which means lots of parties, pizza-ordering and yes . . . trash. It can be tricky to remember what can and can't go in your recycling bin. The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment has put together a handy list of the top 10 most confusing items. The list was published in the most recent issue of JoCo Magazine

Here are some tips that might come in handy this weekend:

  • Pizza boxes? YES. You can remove greasy spots, cheese and other food contaminates first. If your pizza box is clean and doesn’t contain a large amount of grease, it can be recycled in your curbside bin. If it’s too greasy, simply tear off the top for recycling and trash the rest.
  • Plasticware and paper plates? NO. Contrary to popular belief, plastic silverware and paper plates are not recyclable, even when clean. They are not suitable for recycling because of the odd shape of plasticware and the low quality of plastic and paper materials. Reduce waste at your next event by using durable, reusable plates and silverware instead.
  • Red Solo cups? YES. The forgotten verse of that Toby Keith song: finish your drink, make sure it’s empty and recycle your red Solo cup.
  • K-Cups? NO. K-Cups and other single-serve coffees are growing in popularity. While K-Cups are convenient and come in many flavors, because of their size and material components, they should not be recycled. K-Cups belong in the trash.

View the full list on jocogov.org. Print it out and post it on the wall near your recycling bin so everyone in your household can be in the know!

Unofficial final Johnson County election results
July 19, 2019

The Johnson County Election Office has published the unofficial final election results, available on the election office website.

County-by-county results from the entire state of Kansas are located on the Secretary of State's website.

You're invited to a Community Baby Shower
July 19, 2019

Are you an expectant mom or new parent? If so, you'll want to attend this special event on Wed., Oct. 12 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at 11811 South Sunset Drive, Olathe. (Next door to the Johnson County Public Health Clinic/WIC). Sponsored by United Healthcare Community Plan, the evening will celebrate moms and moms-to-be while providing information in both English and Spanish to encourage prenatal and postpartum care through innovative programs and services. Attendees will be able to meet with health experts to get answers to many of their pregnancy-related questions and receive tips for taking care of their babies, including information on well-baby care and child safety.

Parents will also receive information about United Healthcare’s Healthy First Steps case management program and Baby Blocks, a free online wellness-incentive program. Baby Blocks helps parents manage doctor visits and other baby care during pregnancy and the first two years of a child’s life. The program enables users to receive email appointment alerts and wellness-related text messages, connect directly with maternity nurses and earn rewards for keeping the appointments.

There will also be:

  • drawings and prizes
  • free health care resource materials
  • health education for you and your baby
  • games and raffle prizes
  • refreshments

For more information, please call Christine Krause at 913-333-4095.

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