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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

Count Me In 2020 logo
April 1, 2019

Count Me In JoCo campaign launches in Johnson County

Today, Johnson County Kansas’ Complete Count Committee launched Count Me In JoCo, a year-long awareness campaign to educate residents about the importance of being counted in the 2020 Census, and how to be counted. The next U.S.... more

two diverse friends having a serious conversation
April 1, 2019

safeTALK training designed primarily for non-clinicians

Program is offered for the first time to prepare suicide-alert helpers

The “safe” in safeTALK stands for “suicide alertness for everyone.” The safeTALK program is a half-day alertness training that prepares anyone 15 or... more

Contractor Licensing seminar, view from escalator
April 1, 2019

Education seminar for contractor and building inspectors

The Johnson County Contractor Licensing program and the Heart of America Chapter, ICC are presenting a Spring Education Seminar for an estimated 2,400 contractors and area building inspector personnel. The three-day seminar is being held through... more

volunteers and others turning dirt to grow food for WIC participants
March 27, 2019

WIC Community Garden kicks off growing season

This week, the seventh season of planting and growing fresh vegetables at the WIC Community Garden got underway. The kickoff event was held on Wednesday, March 26, at the garden, 11875 S. Sunset Dr., Olathe. Women, Infants and Children (WIC)... more

Monticello Library
March 27, 2019

Business Journal honors Monticello Library project

The Kansas City Business Journal showcased the Monticello Library project and the team behind it on Tuesday at the newspaper's 2019... more

Chairman Ed Eilert delivers 2019 State of the County
March 26, 2019

Chairman Eilert delivers 2019 State of the County address

At a new location in the Olathe Conference Center, Chairman Ed Eilert’s message during the March 26 State of the County address focused on all of the important work being done to Build Strong Communities.

More than 700 people attended the... more


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