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Sam Carrera hugs two nurses who helped save his life after he suffered from cardiac arrest
April 18, 2019

HeartSafe Heroes Celebration brings bystanders and survivors together

It was a day Sam Carrera will never forget. The Johnson County resident was bicycling on Sept. 14 when he suddenly collapsed, suffering cardiac arrest. No one in his group of friends knew CPR. But two nurses just happened to be crossing his path... more

Portrait of the 2019 Board of County Commissioners
April 18, 2019

BOCC adopts its 2019-2020 priorities

After several months of work, study and discussion, today the Board of County Commissioners unanimously adopted its 2019-2020 priorities. The board, along with staff, held a 1 1/2 day retreat in January, followed by discussions at Board of County... more

car on a flooded road
April 17, 2019

To be forewarned is to be forearmed

New Weather Alert Options

NotifyJoCo, the county's emergency mass notification system, issues severe thunderstorm and tornado watches and warnings. But as of today, you can opt in to receive Flash Flood Warnings which are particularly... more

a woman's hand stopping an attacker
April 11, 2019

County to develop response plan to sexual violence report

In its work on a Kansas Department of Health and Environment Sexual Violence Prevention grant, the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment conducted a community assessment related to sexual violence in Johnson County. The assessment... more

safeTALK Resource Book cover
April 10, 2019

Mental Health Center delivers first suicide-alert helper training

Johnson County Mental Health Center delivered its first session of safeTALK, a suicide-alert helper training, Tuesday. This training is specifically crafted for individuals who don’t have a professional background in the mental health industry.... more

three of the winning bookmark designs
April 9, 2019

Celebrating National Library Week, April 7-13

April 7-13, 2019, is National Library Week. Johnson County Library is celebrating by presenting the winners of the annual Friends Bookmark Design Contest. The presentation will be made at the monthly meeting of the Johnson County Library Board of... more

tunnel construction site on a snowy day
April 8, 2019

Traffic flow restored on Santa Fe ahead of schedule

Ten days ahead of schedule, the stretch of Santa Fe in downtown Olathe between Kansas Avenue and Chestnut Street opened to through traffic at 4 a.m., Monday, April 8. Traffic diversion on that section of road began Feb. 11, to build an... more

woman caring for a baby
April 5, 2019

JoCo childcare providers becoming more "Childcare Prepared"

Childcare providers in Johnson County and the families they serve can benefit from a new training and recognition program. “Childcare Prepared” encourages facilities to strengthen emergency plans, provide training for staff and participate in... more

gorgeous green lawn with flower bushes in bloom
April 5, 2019

Healthy Yards Expo promotes green choices and practices

The 10th Annual Johnson County Healthy Yards Expo on Saturday, April 6, can help you make greener choices for your yards and homes. This free Earth-friendly home, lawn and garden event is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Shawnee... more

volunteers working with children
April 3, 2019

Celebrating volunteers in April

April is National Volunteer month, dedicated to honoring all of the volunteers in our communities as well as encouraging volunteerism throughout the month.

Volunteers matter to Johnson County Government. They provide services/programs to... more


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