BOCC weekly recap

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BOCC actions for Jan. 20, 2022

  • Approved the appointment of James Oltman - Sixth District Representative to the Transportation Council through December 11, 2024. (Voted 7 – 0, passed.)
  • Approved of Brad Weisenburger- Sixth District Representative to the Airport Commission through July 31, 2024. (Voted 7 – 0, passed.)

Manager’s Memo, Penny Postoak Ferguson, County Manager

Program Spotlight 

We will periodically be spotlighting a Johnson County Department/Agency program to share both successes and challenges being faced in the organization. This week, Chad VonAhnen, Executive Director at Johnson County Developmental Supports, gave a presentation on how the agency and IDD providers are working through the challenges of the pandemic, the increasing demand for mental health services, and progress on housing projects. 

In addition, Megan Laha, Interim Director of Aging and Human Services, gave a presentation on the Nutrition program, including the impacts of rising food costs and the temporary closure of congregate meal sites. 

The presentation is available here.

COVID-19 update, Johnson County Department of Health and Environment Director Dr. Sanmi Areola, Deputy Director Charlie Hunt and Director of Epidemiology Elizabeth Holzschuh 

The COVID-19 report is available at

Legislative report

Please see our Weekly Update on Kansas Legislative activities available at this link.

These items are currently on the Action Agenda for Jan. 27, 2022

  • Consider authorizing a contract with Alcohol Monitoring Systems, Inc., doing business as SCRAM Systems for Electronic Monitoring Secure Bracelets, at a cost not to exceed $150,000, for a period of one (1) year with the option to renew for an additional four (4) one (1) year renewals.


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