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workers at Okun Fieldhouse
April 15, 2021

County celebrates National Volunteer Week

In observation of National Volunteer Week, the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners issued a proclamation Thursday, April 15, dedicating the week of April 18-24 to the annual observance.

Erin Moeder, volunteers and programs... more

miniature house on a table next to a graph and calculator
April 14, 2021

BOCC reviews housing study results

Ensuring attainable housing choice options remains a high priority for the Board of County Commissioners. A housing market and needs assessment study, involving Johnson County, its 19 city partners and United Community Services was recently... more

Lenexa City Center Library
April 14, 2021

County libraries return to regular hours

The Johnson County Library will return to regular hours over the next month after a year of reduced hours and services due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In-person events, access to children’s toys and the MakerSpace will remain suspended but... more

Dr. Sanmi Areola
April 13, 2021

JCDHE director provides COVID-19 disease and vaccine update to BOCC

On Tuesday, April 13, Johnson County Department of Health and Environment Director Dr. Sanmi Areola provided a written COVID-19 disease and vaccine update to the Board of County Commissioners.

Highlights from the update include:

Vaccine vial
April 13, 2021

JCDHE pauses administration of Johnson & Johnson vaccine

In coordination with the Federal Drug Administration, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment is immediately pausing administration of... more

A laptop computer with a + button on the screen
April 12, 2021

JCDHE opens up vaccination appointments to all who are eligible

Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) is offering an easier way to make an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccination. Beginning today, people who are age 16 and older and either live or work in Johnson County can make an... more

vaccine needle and calendar
April 9, 2021

Vaccine distribution for next week in Johnson County

This week, Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) expanded hours for COVID-19 vaccinations.

In the upcoming week, JCDHE will continue vaccinating all those in Phases 1-5 at the Lenexa vaccination site. Appointments... more

COVID virus
April 9, 2021

Olathe Motor Vehicle Office reopens to the public, following COVID-19-related temporary closure

Johnson County’s Olathe Motor Vehicle Office, located at 782 N. Ridgeview Road, Olathe, will reopen to the public beginning Monday, April 12, in a limited capacity. The office will resume regular business hours of 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday... more

areal view of Tomahawk
April 8, 2021

Tomahawk Creek Wastewater project continues on time, on budget

Groundbreaking for the expansion of Tomahawk Creek Wastewater Treatment Facility occurred in April 2018.

Despite challenges over three years, including soil conditions, extreme wet weather and the pandemic, the project is on time and on... more

An SUV driving on a gravel road with a trail of dust behind it
April 7, 2021

2021 dust control cost share program

Johnson County still has about 135 miles of gravel roads. One of the issues that comes with living on a gravel road is dealing with the dust created by traffic. The dust gets in the air, on your vehicle, in your house, and it can be a nuisance.... more