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September 19, 2017

Johnson County Museum Foundation receives generous donation

The Johnson County Museum Foundation recently received a donation of $25,000 from Waste Management, Inc. 
Area Vice President of Waste Management Mike Watson presented the check to Foundation President Larry Meeker at the museum. In... more

a monarch butterfly on clovers
September 18, 2017

Be a part of the Monarch migration

This week Johnson County Park and Recreation District has activities around the migration of the Monarch butterfly population. Join in these activities and be part of this royal fun!

50 Plus Monarch Migration and Tagging... more

yellow street sign which reads Get Your Flu Shot
September 15, 2017

Walk-in clinics offer flu shots

Flu shots are now available for adults and children over the age of 6 months at our walk-in health clinics in Olathe (11875 S. Sunset Dr.) and Mission (6000 Lamar Ave.). The cost is $30 for a seasonal flu shot and $50 for the high dose... more

September 14, 2017

Johnson County celebrates the DSPs this week

This week is Direct Support Professionals (DSP) Recognition Week. DSPs compose most of the staff at Johnson County Developmental Supports, a county agency that supports people... more

September 13, 2017

Welcome to new Planning, Development and Codes Director

Jay Leipzig assumed his duties as the county’s new Planning and Development Director on Sept. 11. He brings 24 years of experience in planning and development and most recently he had served as Community and Economic Development Director for the... more

We the people
September 12, 2017

District Court to host Constitution Day

On Sept. 17, 1787, our nation’s Founding Fathers signed the Constitution, and this week, Johnson County District Court will host a series of events to celebrate Constitution Day — to honor the formation and signing of the United States and Kansas... more

September 8, 2017

Park Palooza offers fun for all ages on Sept. 17

A new special event, called Park Palooza, will offer a day filled with activities for all ages from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, at Shawnee Mission Park to thank patrons of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District for their... more

September 7, 2017

Want to do business with us? Attend our vendor fair!

There are literally thousands of business opportunities within Johnson County Government each year. Because county leaders are interested in providing the best products and services possible for Johnson County residents, they also wish to... more

September 6, 2017

Big Read program includes special exhibit at library

With the launch of a special exhibit, “The Art of War-Gifts of Peace: The Unknowns,” Johnson County Library is participating in the Kansas City metropolitan region’s  2017 National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Big Read program.

The exhibit... more

kids playing at park
September 5, 2017

Your input is needed for two inclusive playgrounds

The Johnson County Park & Recreation District (JCPRD) is developing its first inclusive playgrounds. JCPRD is planning to build one inclusive playground in Stilwell Community Park and another in Shawnee Mission Park, with construction this... more


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