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Count Me In 2020 logo
April 1, 2019

Count Me In JoCo campaign launches in Johnson County

Today, Johnson County Kansas’ Complete Count Committee launched Count Me In JoCo, a year-long awareness campaign to educate residents about the importance of being counted in the 2020 Census, and how to be counted. The next U.S.... more

two diverse friends having a serious conversation
April 1, 2019

safeTALK training designed primarily for non-clinicians

Program is offered for the first time to prepare suicide-alert helpers

The “safe” in safeTALK stands for “suicide alertness for everyone.” The safeTALK program is a half-day alertness training that prepares anyone 15 or... more

Contractor Licensing seminar, view from escalator
April 1, 2019

Education seminar for contractor and building inspectors

The Johnson County Contractor Licensing program and the Heart of America Chapter, ICC are presenting a Spring Education Seminar for an estimated 2,400 contractors and area building inspector personnel. The three-day seminar is being held through... more

volunteers and others turning dirt to grow food for WIC participants
March 27, 2019

WIC Community Garden kicks off growing season

This week, the seventh season of planting and growing fresh vegetables at the WIC Community Garden got underway. The kickoff event was held on Wednesday, March 26, at the garden, 11875 S. Sunset Dr., Olathe. Women, Infants and Children (WIC)... more

Monticello Library
March 27, 2019

Business Journal honors Monticello Library project

The Kansas City Business Journal showcased the Monticello Library project and the team behind it on Tuesday at the newspaper's 2019... more

Chairman Ed Eilert delivers 2019 State of the County
March 26, 2019

Chairman Eilert delivers 2019 State of the County address

At a new location in the Olathe Conference Center, Chairman Ed Eilert’s message during the March 26 State of the County address focused on all of the important work being done to Build Strong Communities.

More than 700 people attended the... more

Allison (Allie) Dickinson
March 25, 2019

New criminal justice coordinator begins March 25

Today, Deputy County Manager Maury Thompson introduced Allison (Allie) Dickinson, the criminal justice coordinator for Johnson County Government, as she has assumed her duties this morning, March 25.

As criminal justice coordinator,... more

photo of Chairman Eilert at the podium
March 22, 2019

Residents can engage in State of the County address

Johnson County Board of County Commissioners Chairman Ed Eilert will present his 2019 State of the County address on Tuesday, March 26.

The luncheon event is hosted by the Leawood Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by the Johnson County... more

"Colors of Banff" by David Markham. Photograph of lake with canoes and a mountain backdrop.
March 21, 2019

County employees raise over $16K for ArtsKC

The Board of County Commissioners recognized the efforts of employees this morning in raising $16,111.25 for ArtsKC. Campaign Chair Susan Pekarek, general manager for Johnson County Wastewater,... more

Outdoor security camera
March 20, 2019

Register for COM-CAM; Surveillance video could help investigators

If you live in Johnson County and have home security cameras, consider registering your cameras with the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office. Your footage could be invaluable evidence if someone commits a crime near your home.

The Community... more

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