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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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Time running out to weigh in on County Square concepts
December 19, 2019

Time is running out to take an online survey about the county’s concepts for the Johnson County Square.

The county is building a new courthouse. When they demolish the old one, the space left is going to be known as the Johnson County Square.

The county and a steering committee are coming up with ideas for how to use the County Square. They want you to weigh in via an online survey about the concepts they’ve created.

The survey closes at 11:59 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20, so take the survey today!

Customers can now pay Wastewater bills by phone using credit card
December 18, 2019

Johnson County Wastewater customers can now pay their wastewater bills over the phone using a credit card.

JCW started offering the new payment option on Dec. 6. To pay with a credit card by phone, call 913-715-8590 and select the credit card option (number 4) on the phone menu.

Also, customers may still pay using the following methods:

  • Online
  • Direct debit
  • Check by phone
  • Drive by drop box
  • Mail
  • In person

Visit Johnson County's Wastewater's payment page for more options.

Finals week recharge
December 16, 2019

Johnson County Library, in Gardner, is offering a helpful space for teens to prepare for upcoming finals. From 2:30 to 6 p.m., through Thurs., Dec. 19, teens will have an area at the library to study, snack and relax. Study rooms are available for quiet studying. The library can also help teens access Brainfuse, a free live online tutoring resource.

Light refreshments are available. If you need a study break, you can pop some bubble wrap, build Legos or Magna-tiles, or just listen to some music for a while.

Johnson County Library is located at 137 E. Shawnee St., Gardner.

JoCo on the Go: Holiday crime prevention
December 16, 2019

JoCo on the Go podcast episode #20 covers a timely topic to help keep Johnson County residents and their property safe. The holiday season is a busy time of year for most people – and that includes thieves. We’re talking to crime and safety experts Claire Canaan, with the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, and Emilie Burdette with the Johnson County District Attorney’s Office. They offer advice for online shopping safety, tips on how to minimize the risk of porch pirates taking your purchases and they also talk about how you and your neighbors can fight crime by sharing your doorbell camera footage. 

Learn more about the Johnson County District Attorney’s Consumer Protection division, or call 913-715-3003 to speak with someone in the division. Contact the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office to report suspicious activity at 913-782-0720. Call 911 for emergencies.

JoCo on the Go is available where you regularly listen to podcasts. Just search for the podcast by name and subscribe. Learn more about this podcast and get a complete transcript of each episode.

County operations normal Monday with few exceptions
December 15, 2019

After closely monitoring today’s weather situation and consulting with other metro area jurisdictions, we have decided to proceed with normal operations on Monday, Dec. 16, with the following few exceptions:

  • Johnson County Meals on Wheels home-delivered meal program is cancelled, and Nutrition Centers will be closed.
  • Johnson County Human Services Catch-a-Ride program is cancelled.
  • Johnson County Mental Health Transportation Services are cancelled.

To stay up to date on the status of Johnson County Government, we encourage you to visit this website regularly, as well as follow @jocogov on Facebook and Twitter.

2020 funds allocated for road and stormwater projects
December 12, 2019

Two Johnson County programs will fund more than $35.3 million in improvements to local roadways and stormwater systems in 2020. Today, the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners approved the County Assistance Road System (CARS) Program and the Stormwater Management Program (SMP) for the upcoming year. Both programs were authorized in separate unanimous votes by the board.

Read the news release.

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