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County News

May 18, 2018

Summer fun for kids: Johnson County extension cooking day camp

Campers ages 7 – 12 will gain skills in food safety, preparation and nutrition, and enjoy dining on their culinary creations through this hands-on series. Camp is held from 9 a.m. – noon each day at the extension office, 11811 S. Sunset Drive in...

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May 17, 2018

Johnson County approves purchase of new voting machines

Johnson County Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved a recommendation from Election Commissioner Ronnie Metsker to purchase 2,100 new voting machines for a total cost of approximately $10.5 million.

“These new machines will...

Stepping Up
May 17, 2018

JoCo named Stepping Up Innovator County

Johnson County was selected as one of seven counties in the nation as a Stepping Up Innovator County for its expertise in taking actions to reduce the number of people in jail who experience mental illness.

As an Innovator County, Johnson...

May 15, 2018

Extra help with homework is available

The Johnson County Library offers a free valuable resource for students Monday – Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. … homework coaches!

Drop by the Central Resource Library at 9875 W 87th in Overland Park to get some extra academic attention....

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May 10, 2018

Election Commissioner recommends purchase of new voting machines

On May 17, Johnson County Election Commissioner Ronnie Metsker will recommend the Board of County Commissioners approve the purchase of 2,100 new voting machines for a total cost of approximately $10.5 million.

“These new machines will...

R5 granite awards on table
May 9, 2018

County recognizes R5 Certified Green partners

Recently, Johnson County Government recognized 26 local businesses, nonprofit organizations and school as R5 Certified Green Partner for outstanding environmental achievements related to waste diversion, composting and more.

In order to...

May 8, 2018

Help the Johnson County Library plan for the future

Johnson County Library has engaged the University of Kansas Public Management Center to assist it in gathering community input as it updates its five-year strategic plan. Whether you visit the library regularly or it’s been a while, Johnson...

May 4, 2018

Ernie Miller Nature Center to host Enchanted Fairytale Forest

Johnson County Parks and Recreation District invites the public to celebrate the magic of nature at their seventh annual Enchanted Fairytale Forest event on Saturday, May 5 at the Ernie Miller Nature Center. Visitors have the option of attending...

Homeless outreach
May 3, 2018

County commission approves case manager position for homeless

The Johnson County Board of County Commissioners today authorized the Mental Health Center to accept an emergency solutions grant to fund a new, full-time case manager position to provide homeless outreach services.

The Mental Health...

Picture of Graduates
May 1, 2018

Thirty-three graduate from Johnson County Citizens Academy

The County Manager’s Office and Board of County Commissioners recognized 33 residents on Monday for their completion of the Johnson County Citizens Academy. This 10-week program provides community-minded individuals the opportunity to participate...