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BOCC update
July 31, 2019

BOCC highlights from July 2019

Here are some highlights of the Board of County Commissioners actions and activities in July 2019. More information including official minutes, votes and videos on all items is available at ...

July 30, 2019

Johnson County Fair opens in Gardner

With a 2019 theme of “Back to our Roots,” the Johnson County Fair is underway this week through the weekend at the county fairgrounds in Gardner.

Admission to the fairgrounds is free, as is the nightly entertainment held on the Midway...

JoCo Election sign
July 29, 2019

Advance voting in person begins in Johnson County

Today, July 29, is the first day of advance voting in person for the August 2019 primary, as well as the opening of the Johnson County Election Office’s new advance voting location at the New Century Fieldhouse, 551 New Century Parkway in Gardner...

Portrait of new chief information officer Bill Nixon
July 25, 2019

New chief information officer joining county

Johnson County will soon welcome a new chief information officer (CIO).

Bill Nixon, who was executive vice president and chief enterprise architect at UMB Bank, is joining the county as CIO for the Department of Technology and Innovation....

JoCo Magazine front cover
July 23, 2019

Look for new JoCo Magazine, monthly e-newsletter announced

The Summer 2019 issue of JoCo Magazine is expected to hit mailboxes this week. This special summer fun issue of the magazine features a variety of tips and ideas for enjoying summer in Johnson County. The JoCo Staycation cover story highlights a...

Vegetables at a farmer's market
July 23, 2019

Shop with food safety in mind at farmer’s markets this summer

Getting fresh produce is easier in the summer thanks to local farmer’s markets. Buying from the source allows you to visit with farmers to learn more about your food and how it was grown. Whether you purchase inside a store or outside at a market...

feed the need logo
July 19, 2019

Fall Classic Golf Tournament benefits food pantries

FORE! Whether you consider yourself to a pro or a duffer, two county departments, Facilities Management and the Department of Technology and Innovation, hope you’ll mark your calendar for the 15th Annual Fall Classic Golf Tournament. The shotgun...

Johnson County Airport Commission Chair Brad Weisenburger, Vice Chairman of the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners Jim Allen and Sixth District Commissioner Mike Brown unveiled the John Glenn Way street sign following their remarks on Tuesday afternoon.
July 16, 2019

Street at New Century AirCenter honors famed astronaut

A new street in Johnson County commemorates John Glenn.

This afternoon a gathering at the Commemorative Air Force of America Wing at the New Century AirCenter remembered Astronaut John Glenn with the unveiling of a street sign honoring him...

Vote Here sign
July 11, 2019

Johnson County Election Office adds 7th advance voting location

Beginning with the August 2019 primary, the Johnson County Election Office is adding a seventh advance voting location in the county to serve voters who live and work in Gardner, Edgerton and Spring Hill, as well as other locations in southwest...

Lt. Hobart with the U1174 MED-ACT trailor
July 11, 2019

MED-ACT trailer is ready for summer events

There are plenty of fun activities during the summer months for Johnson County residents. But when you have large events that attract crowds, it’s important to be ready for the unexpected. That includes accidents and injuries. Johnson County MED-...