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JoCo Remembers
September 7, 2021

JoCo Remembers event to commemorate 9/11

Johnson County Government and several partners will honor the 20th anniversary of 9/11 with a temporary memorial display of 2,977, 2-foot American flags from Thursday, Sept. 9, through Monday, Sept. 13. Olathe West High School students will... more

fire truck
September 7, 2021

Johnson County Consolidated Fire District #2 among those deployed to Louisiana

The Kansas Division of Emergency Management, along with the Office of the State Fire Marshal and Kansas Forest Service coordinated the deployment of personnel and equipment from five Kansas fire departments on Saturday, Sept. 4, to Louisiana to... more

hands in the shape of a heart
September 7, 2021

Mental Health First Aid training, Sept. 15

Mental Health First Aid is an interactive course that gives people the skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The evidence behind the program demonstrates that it builds mental... more

JoCo on the Go podcast
September 3, 2021

JoCo on the Go: Climate action plan

On JoCo on the Go, episode #103, hear about the Kansas City Regional Climate Action. We’ll talk to Johnson County Department of Health and Environment’s Brian Alferman about the role Johnson County played in the development of this guide... more

budget sheets and calculator
September 3, 2021

BOCC adopts Johnson County FY 2022 Budget

On Thursday, Sept. 2, the Johnson County Board of Commissioners adopted the FY 2022 Operating and Capital Improvement Budget, totaling approximately $1.45 billion, with another authorized reduction in the county mill levy.

The budget was... more

September 3, 2021

Mental Health Center hosts COVID-19 Q&A

Johnson County Mental Health Center (JCMHC) hosted a virtual information session and Q&A on Aug. 31 about the COVID-19 pandemic.

JCMHC Director Tim DeWeese and Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) Epidemiologist... more

pocket with tools
September 3, 2021

County offices are closed for Labor Day holiday

Johnson County Government’s offices, including the courthouse and libraries, will be closed Monday, Sept. 6, in observation of Labor Day, except for county operations required for the safety of residents.

Historically, Labor Day has been a... more

marriage license
August 31, 2021

JoCo processing marriage license applications despite state database work

The Johnson County District Court will continue processing marriage license applications as usual despite a state database being offline.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment's Office of Vital Statistics' marriage license... more

BOCC graphic
August 31, 2021

August 2021 BOCC recap

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

A photo hanging above the mantle of a home. The photo is of a Navy petty officer who was killed in the Pentagon attack 20 years ago.
August 26, 2021

The Best Times focuses on 20th anniversary of 9/11 attacks and a family’s loss

The September-October issue of The Best Times magazine is on its way in the mail. The cover story features a local family whose son, a Navy petty officer, was killed in the Pentagon attack 20 years ago. He was 37 and the father of two young... more