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County News

Photo of Dr. Samni Areola, new DHE director
February 10, 2020

New Department of Health and Environment Director named

Johnson County has hired Dr. Sanmi Areola to fill the vacancy for the Director of the Department of Health and Environment following the retirement last year of former director Lougene Marsh. He will begin work with the county on March 23. More... more

Megan and Elizabeth during the podcast recording
February 10, 2020

JoCo on the Go: Improving community health

JoCo on the Go podcast episode #28 includes details of the latest Community Health Assessment. Epidemiologist Elizabeth Holzschuh and Program Manager Megan Foreman, both with the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment, share... more

February 7, 2020

Creative gifts at Valentine arts and crafts fair

Make plans to attend the second annual Johnson County Developmental Supports Hearts Alive event, a Papercrete Works Valentine arts and crafts sale featuring artwork generated in two creative programs.

This all-day event will have pieces... more

presentation during Johnson County Suicide Coalition event
February 6, 2020

Johnson County Suicide Prevention Coalition releases report

Community members and stakeholders gathered at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center on Thursday, Jan. 30, to hear the Annual Report Out for the Johnson County Suicide Prevention Coalition. The event ... more

Light snow at Administration Building
February 4, 2020

Check road conditions before you head out

Many people will be traveling early to Downtown Kansas City, Missouri for the Chiefs parade, remember to allow yourself plenty of time and to use care driving as there is a Winter weather advisory in effect.... more

the Johnson County courtyard in front of the courthouse
February 4, 2020

Open house tonight on Johnson County Square

Are you interested in the latest plans for the new Johnson County Square in downtown Olathe? The county, in coordination with the city of Olathe, is gathering feedback about the preferred concept for the site. Community... more

February 3, 2020

Kansas City Chiefs’ victory parade: Johnson County transit and safety plans

If you’re looking for a ride to the Chief’s parade on Wednesday, Feb. 5, one option is the Johnson County Transit system. There will be no other RideKC transit service, including Microtransit, on the day of the parade. Both... more

Beau and Jeff on the podcast
February 3, 2020

JoCo on the Go: Understanding your appraisal

JoCo on the Go podcast episode #27 includes everything you need to know about your property appraisal. Guests include Johnson County Director of Appraisal Operations Beau Boisvert and Residential Valuation Manager Jeff Ramsey. They... more

January 31, 2020

Cedar Niles Park groundbreaking ceremony on Feb. 1

A public groundbreaking ceremony for the first phase of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s future Cedar Niles Park in Olathe will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1 at 25780 W. 135th St. in Olathe. 

Three vehicular... more

people with health care worker
January 31, 2020

Community Health Assessment shared with new campaign

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment has released the latest Community Health Assessment at HealthHappensHereJoCo.com. The site is really more of a story (with... more

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