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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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Ice storm anticipated for JoCo Friday through Sunday
January 13, 2017

With forecasts for the metro continuing to indicate freezing rain and potential for significant icing this weekend, Johnson County officials are asking residents to prepare now for power outages, cold temperatures and hazardous travel.

“Ice storms can result in power outages and dangerous driving conditions, so we are asking residents to prepare for that possibility and limit travel during the storm if possible,” said Dan Robeson, emergency management coordinator for Johnson County. “Our staff will be monitoring the situation throughout the weekend and coordinating with city officials and state emergency management.”

The Johnson County Library is cancelling special events and public programs this weekend, in anticipation of icy winter weather conditions. Among the programs cancelled or postponed are the YAAC Dress Up After Hours on Friday, Jan. 13 and Kansas Day on Saturday, Jan. 14. See all cancellations on the Library’s website.

Johnson County Meals on Wheels, congregate meal sites and Catch-a-Ride will not operate Friday, Jan. 13 due to concerns about the anticipated ice storm.

Visit the county's news release about the potential ice storm for additional information.

Please note all Johnson County Government offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 16 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Johnson County Motor Vehicle to open late Jan. 12
January 9, 2017

All three Johnson County Motor Vehicle offices will open late Thursday, Jan. 12, to conduct an all-employee safety training. The motor vehicle offices located at 782 N. Ridgeview Rd. in Olathe, 6000 Lamar in Mission and Dealer/Fleet Services at 111 S. Cherry St. in Olathe will open 10 a.m. Jan. 12 and will remain open until 4:30 p.m.

Training will be led by Johnson County Sheriff’s Office and will address safety issues including an active shooter scenario. Since 2010, Johnson County Motor Vehicle has conducted biennial security and active shooter trainings for staff. Historically the month of January yields 33 percent fewer motor vehicle transactions compared to other months. No vehicles registrations are set to expire in January.

JCPRD Summer Job Fair Jan. 11
January 6, 2017

Mid-January is the perfect time to start making plans for summer seasonal jobs! The Johnson County Park & Recreation District is conducting a Summer Job Fair on Jan. 11.

This event will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 11, in the board room of the JCPRD Administration Building in Shawnee Mission Park (7900 Renner Road, Shawnee). No appointment is necessary for this drop-in event and participants can apply onsite. No resume is required.

With more than 200 positions to fill, the fair will focus on seasonal and part-time summer jobs, but there are also some immediate openings. Some examples of jobs to be filled include summer camp positions, lifeguards, concessions, sports facility maintenance, marina workers, fitness instructors and sports officials. Job sites are located throughout Johnson County.

If you have questions, please call 913-432-7773 or visit jcprd.com for current openings. JCPRD is an equal opportunity employer.

Top 10 stories of 2016
March 15, 2017

The year 2016 was an exciting one in Johnson County Government, and there are many more great things to come in 2017. Here's a small sampling of some of the top stories from the year.

  1. Kansas' first Veterans Treatment Court launched in Johnson County in January.
  2. Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center (JCAHC) construction began Jan. 14.
  3. The remodeled Central Resource Library opened Jan. 22 after 280 days of construction.
  4. In February, Text to 9-1-1 became available in JoCo & throughout KC region.
  5. The county launched its inaugural Citizens Academy program in February.
  6. Johnson County Museum's 1950s All-Electric House relocated to JCAHC on April 13.
  7. BOCC approved Tomahawk Creek facility upgrades and expansion on May 5.
  8. Expanded bus service began in Johnson County routes in July.
  9. In July, Johnson County Mental Health Center's co-responder program expanded.
  10. Voters approved funding for new county courthouse and coroner facility.
Appraiser’s Office restarts property imaging project
March 15, 2017

A property imaging project that began in January 2016, and was put on hold because of foliage issues in June, resumes today countywide.

The Appraiser’s Office has contracted Tyler Technologies Inc. to capture high-resolution, street-level photos of the exterior of every county property. Johnson County officials uses the photos to create land record information used in the appraisal process.

Kansas law requires counties to update property information every six years to maintain accurate data on every parcel in the jurisdiction.

Tyler Technologies field staff will photograph properties from customized white vans that will be clearly marked to indicate staff are conducting an imaging and address verification for the county.

All personnel assigned to this project will have photo ID badges and will take images from public right-of-ways whenever possible.

Imaging crews are expected to be in the area for several months and they will be in constant communication with county officials during the project.

The Appraiser’s Office will post the crew’s schedules online. For more information, visit jocogov.org/appraiser or call 913-715-9000.

Let us help you keep your New Year's resolutions
December 31, 2016

With the start of each new year comes the promise of a fresh start, which is why so many of us resolve to make positive changes in the coming year. Just under half (about 44%) of Americans make New Year’s resolutions, according to Pew Research Center. Some of the most common resolution themes each year include: losing weight, increasing fitness or overall health; making better financial choices; and enjoying life to its fullest. Johnson County Government can help you keep your New Year’s resolution! Here are some ideas to help you stay on track.

Losing weight, increasing fitness or overall health

  • Take advantage of Mill Creek Activity Center’s flexible punch card system. Purchase a 10- or 20-visit punch card (each visit to the facility counts as one punch) and use the weight room, cardio equipment and/or indoor track. No long-term contract needed! Visit Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s website for more info.
  • Swim your way fit at Roeland Park Aquatic Center! Purchase an annual pass, 5-, 10- or 20-visit punch card to the center for a low-impact, full-body workout. Click here for hours and admission details.
  • Get fit with friends through JCPRD’s group fitness classes. From fitness boxing to pilates to yoga and more, JCPRD offers a variety of group fitness classes at multiple facilities around the county. Check out JCPRD’s January through April 2017 catalog for more info.

Enjoying life to its fullest

  • Learn a new hobby, like pottery or beginning guitar, through JCPRD or refine your horticulture skills through Johnson County K-State Research and Extension’s classes on topics like the ins and outs of lawn fertilization and vegetable gardening 101.
  • Obtain a more fulfilling job. Working for Johnson County Government is not only a great way to serve the public and feel good about what you do, but we offer competitive pay and benefits, too. Check out current job openings on the jobs page of jocogov.org, which includes links to job openings for Johnson County Park and Recreation District as well as the Sheriff's Office.
  • Learn a new computer program or skill. With your Johnson County Library card, you get free access to lynda.com, which provides online video training taught by experts! Learn more on the Library's website.
  • Visit somewhere new through the 50 Plus travel program! The program offers organized trips to places across the metro and across the globe — 2017 international destinations include Croatia, Slovenia and the Adriatic Coast, South Africa and more! For more info, visit the 50 Plus travel page on JCPRD’s website.
  • Revive your inner bookworm with help from the Johnson County Library. Get a personalized list of book recommendations based on book titles or authors you like. Click here to request your personalized list.