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collage of photos from ceremony
January 11, 2021

Johnson County holds swearing-in ceremony for three new, two re-elected officials

The Honorable Ryan Kelly, chief judge of the Tenth Judicial District Court, administered the oath of office to three new and two re-elected Johnson County officials during an inaugural ceremony on Monday, Jan. 11.

In his opening remarks,... more

A health care worker vaccinating a woman wearing a mask
January 8, 2021

JCDHE requests patience through vaccination rollout

Johnson County Department of Health and Environment has received limited amounts of vaccine, but is seeing tremendous demand from those seeking the vaccine.

"JCDHE is asking for the public’s patience with the rollout of the COVID-19... more

Lenexa City Center library
January 8, 2021

Library branch temporarily closed due to COVID

Johnson County Library’s Lenexa City Center location will be temporarily closed until Tuesday, Jan. 12, due to a potential COVID-19 exposure. In an abundance of caution, the closure includes the drive-thru window, materials return and the holds... more

Johnson County government logo
January 7, 2021

Johnson County Government reorganizes departments to provide improved customer service

The Johnson County Board of County Commissioners approved the immediate reorganization of two county departments, Records and Tax Administration (RTA) and Treasury and Financial Management (TFM), to improve customer satisfaction.

An... more

January 6, 2021

New Johnson County Courthouse completion and celebration

This week marks the completion of the new Johnson County Courthouse located in downtown Olathe. This new courthouse will fulfill a need that has been studied for 20 years: delivering a building that reflects the significance of the justice system... more

group portrait of current Board of County Commissioners
January 6, 2021

BOCC to say farewell to outgoing commissioners and swear in three new commissioners

The Board of County Commissioners and Johnson County Government deeply appreciate the service of outgoing Commissioners Jim Allen, Mike Brown and Steve Klika. A virtual farewell reception will take place at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 7 and can be... more

Dr. Sanmi Areola
January 6, 2021

JCDHE director provides COVID-19 update to the BOCC

On Tuesday, Jan. 5, Johnson County Department of Health and Environment Director Dr. Sanmi Areola provided a written COVID-19 update to the Board of County Commissioners.

Highlights from the briefing include:

  • There were 2,045... more
JoCo on the Go Podcast logo
January 5, 2021

JoCo on the Go: Vaccine rollout update

On JoCo on the Go, episode #74, Johnson County Department of Health and Environment Director Dr. Sanmi Areola addresses the state’s vaccine rollout plan and the limited amounts of vaccine available in the county. Health care workers and long-term... more

An icy street
December 31, 2020

Snow, ice forecast for Johnson County

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Johnson County, Kansas from midnight tonight to 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 1, 2021.

According to the weather service:

  • Heavy mixed precipitation expected. Total... more
JoCo on the Go
December 31, 2020

JoCo on the Go podcast Top 10 episodes in 2020

What a year for our podcast, JoCo on the Go! Launched in August 2019, we grew our reach to 15,000 downloads in 2020 and won a first-place award from the National Association of Government Communicators. We just released episode #73 to end 2020.... more