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County News

August 30, 2019

Youth Leadership Summit focuses on vaping prevention

Johnson County Mental Health Center hosted the 13th annual Youth Leadership Summit today at Cleveland University in Overland Park. This year’s conference focused on vaping prevention, featuring keynote speaker Jordan Roberts, youth prevention...

2019 portrait of the Board of County Commissioners
August 30, 2019

August 2019 at the BOCC

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

two girls studying
August 28, 2019

Homework Help is a Johnson County Library service

Johnson County Library has the tools to help students succeed when doing their homework at any level.

In-person resources are a classic library service. The very popular Homework Help program provides one-on-one help for students at no...

August 28, 2019

The Best Times profiles low-income adults living in subsidized housing

The September-October issue of The Best Times magazine is on its way in the mail with a cover story featuring low-income adults making their ends meet at a subsidized apartment facility as Johnson County makes plans for a future housing study and...

unhappy teen boy
August 27, 2019

Mental health resource offered to Johnson County schools

Johnson County Mental Health Center (JCMHC) now offers a new program which brings critical mental health education to schools across Johnson County. Starting in the 2019-20 academic year, JCMHC is providing the digital resource, Mental...

August 27, 2019

AAA receives national Aging Achievement Award

The Johnson County Area Agency on Aging (AAA) has received a 2019 Aging Achievement Award by the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a). The awards program is supported by WellCare Health Plans.

AAA was among the several...

podcast recording of the census with three people at microphones
August 26, 2019

JoCo on the Go: Gearing up for the 2020 Census

During our fourth JoCo on the Go podcast episode, we’re discussing the upcoming 2020 Census. This episode includes a conversation with Deputy Regional Director of the 2020 Census, Dennis Johnson who discusses why the Census is done and...

Peak Performance Award
August 22, 2019

Johnson County Wastewater receives national recognition

NACWA's (National Association of Clean Water Agencies) annual Peak Performance Awards recognize wastewater treatment programs who have outstanding...

little brown bat with large ears
August 21, 2019

Rabies is fatal, but preventable

Recently, there have been reports of rabid bats in the metro area. The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) works in conjunction with local animal control officers (ACOs) and community service officers (CSOs) in Johnson...

Penny Postoak Ferguson and Chairman Eilert in front of microphones
August 19, 2019

JoCo on the Go: JoCo 2020 budget

During our third JoCo on the Go podcast episode, we’re taking a closer look at the county’s 2020 budget. This episode includes a conversation with Johnson County Board of County Commissioners Chairman Ed Eilert and Johnson County Manager...

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