Johnson County 'thrives' during National County Government Month with 2021 annual report

County Manager Penny Postoak Ferguson and Chairman Ed Eilert hold a paper proclamation for County Government Month

April has been proclaimed National County Government Month in Johnson County.

The proclamation was issued Thursday, April 7, by the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners in conjunction with the National Association of Counties, representing 3,039 county governments nationwide. The 2022 theme set by NACO is “Counties Thrive.”

County Manager Penny Postoak Ferguson accepted the proclamation Thursday on behalf of County Government and more than 4,000 county employees who provide a wide range of public services and programs in Johnson County, which has a population of more than 610,000 residents.

In celebration of National County Government Month, Johnson County’s 2021 Year in Review Report, with a theme of “Stronger Together,” is available online.

“This report is intended to inform Johnson County residents about the accomplishments of County Government, in collaboration with many valued partners in the community. It highlights accomplishments achieved in 2021, including dozens of examples of how we are “Stronger Together,” County Manager Penny Postoak Ferguson said.

What's in the 2021 Year in Review Report?

Puzzle pieces in different colors featuring a needle, money, tree and sunflower

Highlights of the 28-page color report include:

  • Details about various Johnson County departments and five agencies and their responsibilities in providing public services to Johnson County residents
  • Information about the number of people served by departments and Johnson County at a glance in interesting numbers
  • Actions and efforts taken to protect residents in the COVID-19 pandemic and to serve vulnerable populations
  • List of some of the county’s accomplishments in 2021, including awards received by departments and recognitions of county employees
  • Breakdown of general fund revenues and the distribution of the county general fund budget in 2021
  • Recap of major projects completed or started by Johnson County Government

The 2021 Year in Review Report was prepared by the Public Affairs and Communications team of the County Manager’s Office in collaboration with the entire organization.

View the Digital Year in Review Report

Board of County Commissioners
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