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Dr. Sanmi Areola
January 6, 2021

JCDHE director provides COVID-19 update to the BOCC

On Tuesday, Jan. 5, Johnson County Department of Health and Environment Director Dr. Sanmi Areola provided a written COVID-19 update to the Board of County Commissioners.

Highlights from the briefing include:

  • There were 2,045... more
JoCo on the Go Podcast logo
January 5, 2021

JoCo on the Go: Vaccine rollout update

On JoCo on the Go, episode #74, Johnson County Department of Health and Environment Director Dr. Sanmi Areola addresses the state’s vaccine rollout plan and the limited amounts of vaccine available in the county. Health care workers and long-term... more

An icy street
December 31, 2020

Snow, ice forecast for Johnson County

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Johnson County, Kansas from midnight tonight to 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 1, 2021.

According to the weather service:

  • Heavy mixed precipitation expected. Total... more
JoCo on the Go
December 31, 2020

JoCo on the Go podcast Top 10 episodes in 2020

What a year for our podcast, JoCo on the Go! Launched in August 2019, we grew our reach to 15,000 downloads in 2020 and won a first-place award from the National Association of Government Communicators. We just released episode #73 to end 2020.... more

Christmas Tree Recycling
December 31, 2020

Recycle holiday trees at Johnson County parks

Recycle your natural Christmas trees at four Johnson County Park and Recreation District park locations through Jan. 31. The tree collection sites are:

  • The Sunflower access point of Big Bull Creek Park at 20245 Sunflower Road in... more
The Best Times cover
December 31, 2020

Latest edition of The Best Times Magazine hitting mailboxes soon

The January-February issue of The Best Times magazine is on its way in the mail featuring:

  • A cover story about employees’ reflections on the old and the new courthouse.
  • A... more
Portrait of Chairman Eilert in front of American flag
December 31, 2020

Chairman Eilert's end of the year message

In a typical year, the Chair of the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners delivers a State of the County Address at a luncheon event held at the end of March. At that event, we celebrate as a community the achievements of the prior year.... more

December 31, 2020

BOCC December update

Here are highlights of the Board of County Commissioners’ actions and activities in Dec. 2020. More information including official minutes, votes and videos on all items is available at boccmeetings.... more

December 30, 2020

No BOCC meeting, Johnson County offices closed for New Year's

Johnson County offices will be closed this Friday, Jan. 1, in observance of New Year’s day.

The Board of County Commissioners will not meet on Thursday, Dec. 31. To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the board’s next meeting by Zoom... more

JoCo on the Go podcast logo
December 30, 2020

JoCo on the Go: Health care workers receive COVID-19 vaccinations

On JoCo on the Go, episode #73, COVID-19 vaccinations are delivered to Johnson County. First in line for virus protection are frontline health care workers. This month, doctors, nurses, EMS staff and others are getting their first rounds... more