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Mental health
May 12, 2017

Netflix series raises questions about mental health, suicide

The Netflix series "13 Reasons Why" has raised questions about the mental health and safety of children in schools. The show depicts scenes of teens being bullied, sexually harassed and assaulted, and a graphic suicide death. The graphic nature... more

Stack of notebooks with the title Budget 2017 on the spine of one of them
May 12, 2017

Department budgets presented to BOCC

Thursday, the Board of County Commissioners heard the proposed budget for Johnson County's transit system and for those departments that report to the County Manager's Office.

Officials with the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority... more

Spring 2017 Citizens Academy graduates
May 11, 2017

Fall 2017 Citizens Academy is complete

Congratulations to the 25 below-listed individuals for completing Johnson County Government’s third Citizens Academy program. The Board of County Commissioners recognized and thanked the graduates during the May 4 Board of County Commissioners... more

Covers of JOCO magazine and The Best Times, May 2017 editions
May 4, 2017

Watch for delivery of Johnson County magazines this week

Johnson County’s JoCo Magazine and The Best Times will both be delivered this week. If you are a Johnson County resident, you should receive JoCo magazine four times a year. The Best Times is delivered on a bi-monthly basis to Johnson County... more

Image of children's toys, text says info fair Saturday, May 6
May 2, 2017

Child care business info fair this Saturday

Are you interested in starting your own quality, licensed, in-home day care business in Johnson County? Learn the basics about how to get started during our information fair on May 6! 

  • Learn from local leaders in quality child care... more
Budget infographic
May 1, 2017

Proposed 2018 budget creates potential to roll back mill levy

County manager Hannes Zacharias has proposed a budget for next year with the potential to roll back the mill levy by a quarter mill. 

“Current revenue projections support a strong county budget,” Zacharias said. “Our proposal meets the... more

three people kneeling next to garden crop
April 27, 2017

BIG summer planting event

Ready to do some gardening? Mark your calendars for Tuesday, May 2 and plan to join staff members from Johnson County’s Department of Health and Environment in the community garden to plant the summer crops. They will be planting tomatoes,... more

employees crossing the street
April 26, 2017

National Walk @ Lunch Day®

Johnson County Government employees replaced a Working lunch with a Walking lunch as the county continued its partnership with Blue KC by participating in its seventh annual 2017 for National Walk@ Lunch Day® on April 26. Employees met at three... more

Cindy Green
April 24, 2017

Leadership appoints assistant to the county manager

Cindy Green has been named assistant to the county manager and chief of staff, effective May 15. In this role, Green will be responsible for the administrative and budgetary functions of the county manager’s office. She will also act as the... more

Hannes Zacharias
April 21, 2017

County manager named 2017 Outstanding Public Administrator

Hannes Zacharias, county manager of Johnson County, has been named the 2017 Outstanding Public Administrator by the Kansas chapter of the American Society for Public Administration.

Zacharias has served as county manager for Johnson County... more

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