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2021 Theatre in the Park logo
June 4, 2021

Theatre in the Park begins 2021 season

On Friday, June 4, the  Johnson County’s Theatre in the Park (TIP) begins its 2021 season of five musical productions after cancelling its outdoor program last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Mamma Mia!” opens the summer outdoor... more

A family at KidScape
June 4, 2021

Johnson County Museum launches new sensory-friendly programs

On June 7, the Johnson County Museum will launch Sensory Friendly Mondays, a new slate of programs designed to make the museum accessible to more people in the community. During Sensory Friendly Days at the Johnson County Museum, the museum’s... more

JoCo on the Go podcast logo
June 3, 2021

JoCo on the Go: Trash-to-treasure, getting rid of your household hazardous waste

On JoCo on the Go, episode #93, hear from Johnson County Department of Health and Environment’s Brandon Hearn, an environmental specialist, who talks about the county’s household hazardous waste program. He’ll describe the chemicals that... more

A face mask
June 2, 2021

PPE available to local organizations by request

In an effort to further develop contingencies for ongoing and additional supply chain disruptions, Johnson County is assisting businesses and organizations in establishing their own 90-day PPE reserve. 
The following items may now... more

Household Hazardous Waste
June 1, 2021

Household Hazardous Waste contract extended

On Thursday, May 27, the Board of County Commissioners voted to extend the hazardous waste contract with Heritage Environmental Services, for the next three years.

Heritage collects and transports all of the hazardous materials that are... more

JoCo on the Go podcast
May 28, 2021

JoCo on the Go: Vaccinating young adults

On JoCo on the Go, episode #92, hear the personal stories of young adults who have been vaccinated. They talk about family tragedy, their own COVID-19 illness, life during the pandemic and the relief they felt from becoming vaccinated.... more

BOCC update
May 28, 2021

BOCC May update

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

A car
May 26, 2021

Free rides to access COVID-19 vaccines

Are transportation issues holding you back from getting your COVID-19 vaccinations? There's now a quick and easy solution at your fingertips. Uber and Lyft will provide free transportation (with a cap) to and from vaccination clinics!... more

May 26, 2021

Tell us what you think about the new Antioch Library

Johnson County Library has started the design process for a new library in Merriam and we want to hear from you.

First, watch a ... more

Screen shot of Johnson County Charter Commission website home page
May 25, 2021

Johnson County Charter Commission has launched a new website

The public can track the progress of the Johnson County Charter Commissioner at its new website, charter.jocogov.org. The website lists the commission’s 25-member roster, provides meeting... more