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Johnson County Wastewater employees who traveled to Ottawa to assist
August 7, 2019

Area counterparts come to the rescue in a flood emergency

In early August 2019, several Johnson County employees answered the call for help from Franklin County and the city of Ottawa who requested emergency resources following 6-8 inches of rain. The deluge in addition to rivers which were already... more

JoCo on the Go logo "Everything Johnson County Kansas" with Johnson County logo, background in blue
August 6, 2019

Johnson County launches podcast, JoCo on the Go

Johnson County Government is proud to announce the launch of its new podcast, JoCo on the Go. The initial episode, released on Tuesday, Aug. 6, features guests Jill Geller, Park and Recreation District executive director, and Bill Maasen... more

medical examiner building under construction
August 5, 2019

Opioid Grant Funds Promote Efficiency at Medical Examiner’s Office

It can take up to two months for a toxicology screen to be completed following the death of an individual. Chief Medical Examiner Diane Peterson, M.D., with the Johnson County Medical Examiner’s Office, hopes to cut that time to 10 days with new... more

girl receiving vaccine in her arm
August 2, 2019

Parents urged to vaccinate children before school starts

Johnson County Department of Health and Environment begins back-to-school immunizations.

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) joins others around the metro area in urging parents to make sure their... more

Mary Beverly, Peyton and Penny Postoak Ferguson
August 2, 2019

County Manager promotes volunteerism in WIC community garden

Johnson County Manager Penny Postoak Ferguson and her daughter, Peyton, spent the morning of Tuesday, July 30, volunteering in the WIC community garden. It was an opportunity to spend quality time with family and support one of the many volunteer... more

red envelope with @ symbol, illustration
August 1, 2019

JoCo Quarterly becomes JoCo Monthly

JoCo Quarterly, the county’s external e-newsletter is now moving to a monthly format. This change reflects feedback recently received from residents. The first edition of JoCo Monthly was distributed Wednesday, July 31. Look for future editions... more

BOCC update
July 31, 2019

BOCC highlights from July 2019

Here are some highlights of the Board of County Commissioners actions and activities in July 2019. More information including official minutes, votes and videos on all items is available at ... more

July 30, 2019

Johnson County Fair opens in Gardner

With a 2019 theme of “Back to our Roots,” the Johnson County Fair is underway this week through the weekend at the county fairgrounds in Gardner.

Admission to the fairgrounds is free, as is the nightly entertainment held on the Midway... more

JoCo Election sign
July 29, 2019

Advance voting in person begins in Johnson County

Today, July 29, is the first day of advance voting in person for the August 2019 primary, as well as the opening of the Johnson County Election Office’s new advance voting location at the New Century Fieldhouse, 551 New Century Parkway in Gardner... more

Portrait of new chief information officer Bill Nixon
July 25, 2019

New chief information officer joining county

Johnson County will soon welcome a new chief information officer (CIO).

Bill Nixon, who was executive vice president and chief enterprise architect at UMB Bank, is joining the county as CIO for the Department of Technology and Innovation.... more

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