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Two Med-Act staff posed with a gurney outside of the ambulance
June 14, 2021

Johnson County EMS receives CARES Hallmark Award

Johnson County EMS (Emergency Medical Services) has received the CARES (Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival) Hallmark Award in recognition of its five-year participation and dedication to collecting out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest (OHCA)... more

JoCo on the Go podcast logo
June 11, 2021

JoCo on the Go: Summer in the sun, cool in the pool

On JoCo on the Go, episode #94, hear from Johnson County Department of Health and Environment’s Stacie Province and Steve Vogelsang. They’ll talk about the dangers of extreme heat  and the importance of keeping a close eye on those most... more

Project SEARCH participants at 2020 and 2021 graduation ceremony
June 8, 2021

Project SEARCH classes recognized at graduation ceremony

On Friday, Johnson County Developmental Supports and Johnson County Community College held a graduation ceremony for the 2020 and 2021 JCDS Project SEARCH classes!

Project SEARCH is an education and employment program for adults with... more

June 4, 2021

Tax foreclosure auction coming soon

The next Johnson County tax foreclosure auction is scheduled for Tuesday, July 13 at 10 a.m., in Room 200 (lower level) of the Johnson County Administration Building, 111 South Cherry Street, Olathe, Kansas 66061. All bidders must register.... more

microphone with crowd
June 4, 2021

Johnson County hosts National Co-Responder Conference

On Monday, June 7, Johnson County Mental Health Center will host the second annual National Co-Responder Conference, in Olathe. The conference, held in Olathe, will include nearly 300 law enforcement officers, mental health professionals and... more

2021 Theatre in the Park logo
June 4, 2021

Theatre in the Park begins 2021 season

On Friday, June 4, the  Johnson County’s Theatre in the Park (TIP) begins its 2021 season of five musical productions after cancelling its outdoor program last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Mamma Mia!” opens the summer outdoor... more

A family at KidScape
June 4, 2021

Johnson County Museum launches new sensory-friendly programs

On June 7, the Johnson County Museum will launch Sensory Friendly Mondays, a new slate of programs designed to make the museum accessible to more people in the community. During Sensory Friendly Days at the Johnson County Museum, the museum’s... more

JoCo on the Go podcast logo
June 3, 2021

JoCo on the Go: Trash-to-treasure, getting rid of your household hazardous waste

On JoCo on the Go, episode #93, hear from Johnson County Department of Health and Environment’s Brandon Hearn, an environmental specialist, who talks about the county’s household hazardous waste program. He’ll describe the chemicals that... more

A face mask
June 2, 2021

PPE available to local organizations by request

In an effort to further develop contingencies for ongoing and additional supply chain disruptions, Johnson County is assisting businesses and organizations in establishing their own 90-day PPE reserve. 
The following items may now... more

Household Hazardous Waste
June 1, 2021

Household Hazardous Waste contract extended

On Thursday, May 27, the Board of County Commissioners voted to extend the hazardous waste contract with Heritage Environmental Services, for the next three years.

Heritage collects and transports all of the hazardous materials that are... more