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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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Advance voting ends today
July 31, 2017

Advance voting in person for the August 1 primary election ends today. One location is available: the Johnson County Election Office, 2101 East Kansas City Road, Olathe, from 8 a.m. to noon.
View candidates in the Johnson County races in the primary 
Be an Informed Voter
To learn more about the candidates, visit votejoco.com to find responses candidates have provided to a survey conducted by the Johnson County Public Policy Council.
Find your polling location and sample ballot and enter your first name, last name, and date of birth.

 

Visit the Johnson County booth at the fair
April 3, 2019

Johnson County is showcasing its programs and services at four booths during the Johnson County Fair in Gardner from July 31 to Aug. 5.

Staff from county departments and agencies will host the Johnson County booth in the Commercial Building in the heart of the fairgrounds.Visitors are invited to try their hand at the spin-to-win wheel, offering candy and prizes for correct answers. Questions include county projects, departments and agencies, services and programs, history and careers, and other general information about Johnson County, both as a community and as a local government.

The Sheriff's Office will also have a booth in the Commercial Building along with a Noxious Weed Program booth from the Public Works Department. Noxious Weed staff has manned a booth at the fair since 1938.

A booth by Johnson County K-State Research and Extension 4-H Youth Development will be located in the nearby Green Building.

Visitors are invited to stop by all four booths to learn more about Johnson County Government and its more than 350 public services and programs along with a few upcoming events/activities the county is sponsoring in the near future.

Booths will have informational materials, giveaways and treats. Visitors can also enter drawings for special prizes at some booths.

The annual Johnson County Fair parade will highlight the final day of the fair on Saturday, Aug. 5, beginning at 10:30 a.m. The parade features floats, riders on horseback, marching bands, clowns, and antique vehicles. With a theme of “Barn in the USA,” the parade route travels down the Main Street of Gardner and ends at the fairgrounds.

Admission to the fairgrounds is free. Activities at the Main Event Arena, however, have admission fees. A complete listing of events, dates and times is available at jocokansasfair.com.      

We hope to see you at the fair! 

FY 2018 budget public hearing set for July 31
July 28, 2017

Johnson County residents are invited to a public hearing on the proposed fiscal year 2018 budget at 7 p.m. Monday, July 31. The hearing will be held in the county commission chambers, 111 S. Cherry St. in Olathe.

Residents at the public hearing will be able to provide feedback to county staff on the 2018 budget.

On June 8, the county commission authorized publication of the proposed FY 2018 maximum budget, totaling $1.06 billion, composed of $822.8 million in expenditures and $242.1 million in reserves. Once set, 2018 budgeted expenditures can be decreased but not increased.

The total estimated county mill levy is 26.607 mills — a constant mill levy when compared to 2017. This includes an estimated mill levy of 19.590 for the county taxing district; 3.915 mills for libraries; and 3.102 mills for parks and recreation.

The 2018 budget was prepared with a constant mill levy, and the Board of County Commissioners recommended that the budget accommodate a quarter-mill rollback in the county taxing district. The current 2018 budget allows for this rollback.

Budget timeline

•    On Aug. 3, the county commission will review and formally approve fire district budgets, review input from the public hearing, and is set to adopt the FY 2018 budget resolution on Aug. 10.

•    According to state statute, the county budget is due to the county clerk on Friday, Aug. 25, if there is no election needed.

FY 2018 budget documents are available online.

Resources for after the storm
July 19, 2019

A severe storm, with rain and incredibly high winds, blew through the Kansas City metro area on Saturday, July 22. The areas hardest hit were the northeastern part of Johnson County and the midtown area in Kansas City, Missouri. Unfortunately some residents are still without more than 48 hours later. Here are some links to helpful resources and information:

Power outages

Storm debris clean up information by city

There's also a helpful listing of how each city is handling debris clean up in a July 24 Shawnee Mission Post article, which will be updated as new information is available.

Be informed for Aug. 1 primary election
July 28, 2017

You can now advance vote by mail for the primary election on August 1. The election includes elected positions for numerous Johnson County cities, public school boards, Johnson County Community College Trustees and Water District #1.

Important dates to remember: 

  • July 24 - Advance voting in person begins for the primary
  • July 25 - Last day to request an advance ballot by mail for the primary
  • July 31 - Advance voting in person closes at noon for the primary
  • August 1 - Fall primary election
  • November 7 - Fall General election 

You can learn more about the candidates by reviewing their responses to a questionnaire from the Johnson County Public Policy Council. More information about voting in Johnson County is available online.

Pick up summer JoCo Mag today
July 20, 2017

Hot off the presses, JoCo Magazine's summer issue is being mailed this week to county residents. The summer edition includes features on selecting licensed child care for your family, a history lesson as Johnson County celebrates its 160th birthday and a spread about the shared services that keep county government up and running.

You can also check out a online version of the summer edition.

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