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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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BOCC to discuss masking for elementary level students
August 4, 2021

At 9:30 a.m., tomorrow, August 5, during its regularly scheduled business meeting, the Board of County Commissioners (sitting as the Board of Public Health) will consider a public health order requiring masking in school buildings attended by students up to and including sixth grade.

Additionally, the COVID-19 Funding and Expense Reports will be presented.

Update: Air Quality Alert issued for today
August 3, 2021

Aug. 3 update:  The Mid-America Regional Council has issued an Air Quality Alert, in effect for Tuesday August 3. Outdoor Air Quality Index, or AQI, values in excess of 100 are occurring due to the increased particulate matter from wildfire smoke spread across the region. This wildfire smoke is originating from numerous fires across northwestern North America.

When pollution levels are elevated, MARC recommends that individuals consider limiting strenuous outdoor physical activity to reduce the risk of adverse health effects. People who may be especially sensitive to the effects of elevated levels of pollutants include the very young, and those with pre-existing respiratory problems such as asthma or heart disease. Those with symptoms should consider consulting their personal physician.

For further information please see the Mid-America Regional Council air quality program website at http://www.airqkc.org and https://www.airnow.gov/aqi/  

Kansas Department of Health and Environment also sent a news release yesterday sharing steps to protect your health on days when particulate matter enters your community. Those tips are available in this news release.

Johnson County Department of Health and Enviornment's Air Quality program works with partners to protect the region's air quality through inspections, complaint investigations and public education. More information with links to other resources is available here.
 

BOCC Monthly recap for July
August 19, 2021

Here are highlights of the Board of County Commissioners’ actions and activities in July 2021. More information including official minutes, votes and videos on all items is available at boccmeetings.jocogov.org. The board took the following actions:

  • Authorized the installation and maintenance of electric vehicles (EV) charging stations at the Justice Annex Building and the Sunset Office Building. 
  • Authorized Johnson County Mental Health to add 2.0 FTE clinician positions and 4.0 FTE case manager positions to provide clinical and case management services to Mental Health clients. 
  • Approved the County Manager’s recommendation to change the administrative organization of the County by reorganizing and merging the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Emergency Management and Communications (EMC) Departments and named it the Department of Emergency Services, and transferred the EMC Medical Director to the Department of Health and Environment (DHE).
  • Authorized the Wastewater General Manager to review and extend the current 2021 deferment extension requests one additional 5-year deferment period, if eligible.
Online Aging Resources Guide now available
August 19, 2021

Older adults in Johnson County and those who care for them will now have a much easier time navigating the programs, services and resources so crucial for this segment of our community. They’ll also have an easier time requesting assistance.

A new online Aging Resources Guide in now available on jocogov.org. That guide includes access to information about food and nutrition, care in the home and transportation among other important topics. It also includes a new online form for those who want to request a service or an assessment.

Check out the new Aging Resources Guide today!

Board authorizes emergency services reorganization
August 19, 2021

Johnson County Board of County Commissioners passed a resolution at the July 29 commission meeting to reorganize Johnson County emergency services. The resolution establishes a Department of Emergency Services, which will include the divisions of – Emergency Medical Services (MED-ACT) and Emergency Management and Communications (which includes 911 services). Paul Davis will service at  serve as the newly formed department director. The reorganization will also transfer the medical director, including related employees, to the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment.

The realignment will maintain all full-time positions and is being done to promote efficiency and effectiveness of Johnson County emergency services. The county’s demands for emergency services continue to increase, but how they are delivered is changing. Those changes include limited funding sources, the evolution of out-of-hospital patient care methods, increased responsibilities in emergency communications and dispatch process, and emergency management and planning. 
“We believe this effort will create greater collaboration between the divisions and allow us to provide improved service to Johnson County,” Emergency Services Director Davis said. 

Learn more about this reorganization.
 

Library launches an updated mobile app
July 29, 2021

The Johnson County Library has launched an updated mobile app. If you’ve used the library app before, you’ll notice that the new app is faster and easier to use. Search the library catalog, place materials on hold, and browse ebooks and other downloadable materials.

There’s even a calendar that lets you find upcoming events, including built-in maps. Scan ISBN or UPC barcodes with your camera to search for your favorite books and see staff recommendations from a variety of categories.

If you’ve already got the app installed, it’s probably already updated. If not, visit the Android or iOS app store and search “jocolibrary.”

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