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family outside a house
June 12, 2019

County staff speaks at Human Service Summit

The intersection between health and housing took center stage yesterday, at the 2019 Human Service Summit, hosted by United Community Services (UCS) of Johnson County.

Elizabeth Holzschuh, an epidemiologist at Johnson County Department of... more

Public Works crews clean up debris following a tornado in Leavenworth County
June 11, 2019

Johnson County staff complete tornado recovery assistance

Several Johnson County departments played integral roles in advance notification of the EF-4 tornado that struck the Kansas City Metropolitan Area on Tuesday, May 28. 

Following the disaster, more Johnson County staff responded to requests... more

The Best Times magazine and awards won
June 11, 2019

JoCo's The Best Times magazine wins numerous awards

The Best Times Magazine received six writing awards Saturday, June 8, at the Kansas City Press Club’s 2019 Heart of America Awards Banquet.

The Heart of America Awards handed out annually by the KC Press Club, which is the local chapter of... more

Aspire to Excellence Seal from CARF accreditation
June 6, 2019

Johnson County Mental Health Center earns maximum accreditation

CARF International has issued a Three-Year Accreditation to Johnson County Mental Health Center (JCMHC) for several of its programs after an extensive evaluation process. JCMHC is one of only two Community Mental Health Centers in Kansas with... more

flooded area
June 5, 2019

JoCo program helps to protect against basement flooding

Recent heavy rain events have left some Johnson County homeowners with the frustrating challenge of basement backups caused by the surcharging of sanitary sewers.

Johnson County Wastewater (JCW) wants to help residents better protect their... more

Project SEARCH graduation
June 4, 2019

Congratulations Project SEARCH graduates!

The fifth year of Project SEARCH is in the books! Twelve interns recently graduated from this program, which is facilitated each year by Johnson County Developmental Supports (JCDS). Friends and family attended the ceremony on June 1 at Johnson... more

Johnson County Public Works crews cleaning up tornado debris
May 31, 2019

Johnson County employees help nearby tornado ravaged communities

Several Johnson County employees are helping communities recover after a large and violent tornado left a path of destruction in Douglas and Leavenworth counties this week.

The EF-4 tornado hit the Kansas City Metropolitan Area at about 6:... more

Lenexa City Center Library rendering
May 31, 2019

New library, new museum exhibit open this weekend

The new Lenexa City Center Library will open its doors to the public on Sunday, June 2, 2019.  A ribbon cutting will open the doors at 8778 Penrose Lane promptly at 1 p.m... more

Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse
May 30, 2019

Grand Opening for Meadowbrook Park now rescheduled for June 22

Due to excessive rain and forecasts calling for additional precipitation in the near future, the grand opening for the Meadowbrook Park and Clubhouse has been postponed and is now set for Saturday June 22. The new park is located at 9101 Nall Ave... more

Budget 2020 in scrabble tiles
May 29, 2019

Final day of budget proposal presentations

On Thursday, May 30, the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC), as a Committee of the Whole, will review budget proposals for FY 2020 from representatives from departments and agencies providing infrastructure services to the county... more

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