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September 30, 2021

BOCC September recap

Here are highlights of the Board of County Commissioners’ actions and activities in September 2021. More information including official minutes, votes and videos on all items is available at...

JoCo on the Go
September 29, 2021

JoCo on the Go, episode #107: Pfizer booster approved for limited groups

On JoCo on the Go, episode #107, federal public health officials approve booster doses of the Pfizer vaccine for certain groups of individuals, based on factors such as age, medical conditions and occupational risks of contracting COVID-...

Mike Brouwer
September 28, 2021

Johnson County hires new criminal justice coordinator

On Sept. 27, Mike Brouwer, Med, joined Johnson County Government as criminal justice coordinator. He will manage the county’s data-driven criminal justice efforts and major projects to address the root causes of criminal behavior, helping to...

National Voter Registration Day Sept. 28
September 27, 2021

National Voter Registration Day, Sept. 28

Tuesday, Sept. 28 is National Voter Registration Day, a nonpartisan civic holiday celebrating democracy. The Johnson County Election Office is encouraging voters to celebrate by making sure they’re ready to vote in this year’s local election in...

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September 24, 2021

JCMHC takes up National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Johnson County Mental Health Center employees began answering all local calls to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline on August 27. If anyone in Johnson County calls the national hotline, they will now speak directly with a local qualified...

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September 21, 2021

Kansas Emergency Rental Assistance available

Kansas Emergency Rental Assistance (KERA) has more than $18 million in funds for rental and utility assistance available to support Johnson County residents. Households can be eligible for up to one year of rental assistance (past due or future)...

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September 21, 2021

Emerging Artists Fall Solstice Virtual Studio Sale through Sept. 27

The public is invited to the Johnson County Developmental Supports Emerging Artists Fall Solstice Virtual Studio Sale event. All artwork is 20% off and the sale runs through Sept. 27.

The artists are excited to share their art work with...

Two men standing next to a recycling bin
September 17, 2021

Recycle Right offers recycling guidance

Nearly 23% of what ends up in our recycle bins are items that can’t be recycled. This includes items that could perhaps be recycled elsewhere like glass (purple Ripple Glass bins!) or plastic bags (take them back to the grocery store), or items...

pots and pans
September 14, 2021

Donate to the Kitchen Restore Project

Johnson County's K-State Research and Extension office is collecting gently used kitchen equipment and tools to help those in need. the JoCo EATS Kitchen Restore provides kitchen starter kits of gently used or new essentials.

Items can be...

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September 13, 2021

JoCo on the Go: 50 Plus turns 50

On JoCo on the Go, episode #105, a popular Johnson County Park and Recreation program turns 50 this year. Hear from the 50 Plus department manager about all the exciting ways you can stay mentally and physically fit while enjoying some...