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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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JoCo Academy

Purpose: JoCo Academy seeks to: (1) enhance citizen knowledge of county operations and services (2) encourage a unified community identity and, (3) increase participation in Johnson County boards, advisory councils, and commissions. 

Description: Johnson County residents recognize it is a great place to live, work, and raise a family. JoCo Academy allows community-minded individuals to discover what makes our high quality of life possible through behind the scene tours, hands-on activities, and conversations with county elected officials and staff. Come visit with commissioners, explore the county budget, learn about civic engagement/volunteer opportunities, and tour various county facilities! Upon completion of at least 8 of the 10 sessions, participants will receive a certificate.

Who May Apply: Open to all Johnson County residents and employees. 

How to Apply: We are not currently taking applications for JoCo Academy, because we have not yet scheduled the next session. For more information, please feel free to contact the County Manager's Office at 913-715-0729.

Program Growth: At this time, the academy supports 40 participants in each class. We endeavor to serve each citizen who is interested in participating. We appreciate your patience as the program develops.

To view photos from past academies, click here.