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Hannes Zacharias
November 30, 2017

Statement from county manager regarding BOCC vote

"A majority of the Johnson County Commission has voted to not renew my contract to serve as County Manager, effective Dec. 31, 2017. As all managers know, this is their right. As expressed to me, the majority wants to take Johnson County in a...

Chairman Ed Eilert
November 30, 2017

Statement from chairman regarding county manager

“It is with great disappointment that I am writing to inform our county staff that the Board of County Commissioners voted today 4-3 not to extend the contract of County Manager Hannes Zacharias. To provide the 30-day notice, as required in his...

Tax deadline
November 30, 2017

2017 property tax statements due by Dec. 20

The Johnson County Treasury and Financial Management department has begun mailing 202,674 real estate and 19,915 personal property tax statements to taxpayers.

The first-half real estate and personal property taxes are due on or before Dec...

Commissioners and civic leaders shoveling dirt at the groundbreaking site.
November 29, 2017

Groundbreaking held for new library at Lenexa City Center

Johnson County leaders gathered Tuesday, Nov. 28 for the official groundbreaking of the new library at the Lenexa City Center, near 87th and Renner Boulevard. The new two-story branch is set to open in mid-2019 and will replace the Lackman...

November 28, 2017

Lanesfield School decks the halls for a Country Christmas

An old-fashioned Lanesfield School Country Christmas is being celebrated in December at the Lanesfield Historic Site with the opportunity to experience a traditional 1904 holiday, including writing a letter to Santa with pen and ink and finding...

photo of Administration Building with JoCo Pulse logo
November 27, 2017

JoCo Pulse: County's performance measures online

Johnson County recently launched JoCo Pulse, a microsite with graphics and statistics about the county's performance on multiple initiatives and services in the community. ...

November 22, 2017

Shopping safely this holiday season

Crime doesn’t stop on Black Friday! Don’t let thieves turn you into a Black Friday victim – here are some safety tips from the Johnson County Sheriff's Office to keep in mind as you hit the stores. 

  • Don’t flash the cash or the plastic...
November 21, 2017

County offices closed for Thanksgiving holiday

Johnson County Government would like all of our county residents and visitors to have a safe and happy thanksgiving holiday weekend. County office buildings will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 23 and Friday, Nov. 24 for the thanksgiving holiday...

November 21, 2017

Experts offer food safety and wellness tips for Thanksgiving

As Thanksgiving approaches, county staff ask you to be mindful of health and safety. Be cautious when buying fresh turkeys; do not put fats, oils and grease down the drain; and remember your general well-being during the holidays.


Two adults at looking at museum exhibit
November 20, 2017

Free admission to county museum on Wednesday, Nov. 22

This Wednesday, Nov. 22, the Johnson County Museum will be offering free admission. The museum is located inside of the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center at 8788 Metcalf Ave. in Overland Park, with hours from 9 a.m.  to 4...