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ARTS KC regional arts council logo
March 31, 2017

Employee fundraiser for arts exceeds goal

Johnson County Government employees support ArtsKC as one of three sanctioned annual fundraising campaigns. The 2017 campaign raised a total of $20,704.98, exceeding the goal of $20,017.


2016 Annual Report cover
March 29, 2017

Johnson County 2016 Annual Report now available

The Johnson County 2016 Annual Report highlights the county's most important projects, programs and initiatives that demonstrate our community's vibrancy and growth.

The 35-page report is now available on...

Chairman Ed Eilert
March 28, 2017

Board chairman delivers 2017 State of the County address

Board of County Commissioners Chairman Ed Eilert today presented his 2017 State of the County address.

“Our county has long been, and continues to be, the bread-and-butter economy for the state of Kansas and for those seeking careers and...

Little boxes on the hillside
March 26, 2017

Appraised property value appeals due Wednesday

The deadline for Johnson County property owners to appeal their appraised property values is this Wednesday, March 29, for residential property.

“We encourage residents and business owners to review their appraised values closely and if...

Picture of rain barrel
March 23, 2017

Sign up for a rain barrel workshop

Rain barrels reduce the amount of stormwater runoff by collecting roof runoff and storing the rainwater for future use. Want to learn about rain barrels and construct your own to take home for free? Sign up to attend an upcoming rain...

Statue of Harriet Tubman
March 22, 2017

Daring American Women at Ernie Miller Nature Center

Johnson County Park and Recreation is celebrating March as Women’s History Month.

On March 25, they are having a Daring American Women event to celebrate the rich past of women and girls in America. The public is invited to...

March for Meals event
March 21, 2017

March for Meals food truck rally this Friday

On Friday, March 24, Johnson County Meals on Wheels will partner with Kansas City Food Truck Mafia to host its second-annual food truck rally 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in downtown Olathe, 111 N. Cherry St. Six food trucks are slated to participate in...

2017 State of the County
March 17, 2017

2017 State of the County address set for March 28

Don't miss Chairman Eilert's 2017 State of the County address on Tuesday, March 28, at the Ritz Charles in Overland Park. Register for tickets to the speech from the...

March 14, 2017

50 Plus St. Patrick's Day dance planned

Come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day during a new special event being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.

This St. Patrick's Day Dance will feature 40s and 50s tunes from local group, The...

Weather Radio graphic
March 10, 2017

Programming your weather radio

As a part of its severe weather awareness activities, Johnson County's Emergency Management Communication's Department is available to assist residents in programming their weather radios. As the strong storms rolled through the county earlier...