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Governor's proclamation signing
January 10, 2020

Have you had your home tested for radon?

Radon is a colorless, odorless and tasteless gas that can have serious health consequences, including lung cancer, when excess levels are present in your home. On Tuesday, Dec. 18, Johnson County K-State Extension Agent Denise Dias was at the... more

January 10, 2020

Johnson County makes progress on major building projects

Two of the county’s largest building projects are coming along on time and on budget.

This month, county leaders, including Fifth District Commissioner Michael Ashcraft and County Manager Penny Postoak Ferguson, toured the construction... more

A person looking into a full mailbox
January 8, 2020

Watch for January election ballots in mail

The Johnson County Election Office will mail ballots for the Blue Valley School District (bond election) and City of Merriam (sales tax election) mail ballot elections today, Wednesday, Jan... more

Wes Root and Brian Pietig being interviewed on podcast
January 6, 2020

JoCo on the Go: Preparing for winter weather

JoCo on the Go podcast episode #23 is filled with great information about how Johnson County’s Emergency Operations Center works closely with the National Weather Service to stay ahead of winter storms. Meteorologist Ray Christensen... more

Chairman Ed Eilert addressing an academy class
January 2, 2020

Want to learn more about Johnson County? Apply for JoCo Academy!

Learn about the inner workings of Johnson County Government and how you can get more involved in our community through JoCo Academy (formerly called Citizens Academy)! The Spring 2020 program will meet every Tuesday for 10 weeks, February 11th... more

BOCC update
December 31, 2019

BOCC December update

As we wrap up the year and the decade, here are some highlights of the Board of County Commissioners’ actions and activities in December 2019. More information including official minutes, votes and videos on all items is available at ... more

December 30, 2019

Cedar Roe Library re-opens Dec. 30

After a short closure for much-needed improvements, the Cedar Roe branch of Johnson County Library will re-open to patrons on Dec. 30 at 9 a.m. Cedar Roe Library is located at 5120 Cedar St. in Roeland Park.

Improvements include roof... more

December 30, 2019

Appraiser’s Office to distribute personal property rendition mailings

The Johnson County Appraiser’s Office will mail approximately 19,000 rendition forms to Johnson County property owners, businesses, and oil and gas accounts on Dec. 31. Rendition forms are used to value taxable personal property.

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Cory and Susan during podcast recording
December 30, 2019

JoCo on the Go: Understanding your Wastewater bill

JoCo on the Go podcast episode #22 provides an in-depth look at Johnson County Wastewater. You’ll hear from department director Susan Pekarek about how rates are set. You’ll also learn about the innovative and environmentally friendly... more

Podcast recording
December 23, 2019

JoCo on the Go: Youth bullying and suicide prevention

JoCo on the Go podcast episode #21 addresses the topic of youth bullying and suicide prevention and response. Johnson County Mental Health Center Team Leader Renee Van Meter offers tips to parents on how to talk with their teens about... more