Public Service Recognition Week recognizes the hard work of public servants

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This week is Public Service Recognition Week, a recognition of the public service provided by employees at the federal, state and local levels of government.

Public Service Recognition Week began in 1985 and takes place annually during the first week of May. During today's Board of County Commissioners meeting, the BOCC issued a proclamation for this recognition.

This recognition highlights the more than 3,600 employees with Johnson County Government, who serve in 30 different departments, agencies and offices.

County employees provide vital services to residents in the community: mental health services, support for aging and disabled populations, wastewater, health, elections, libraries, parks, contractor licensing, medical response, corrections, court and much more.

The hard work of county employees has helped Johnson County maintain its ranking as the healthiest county in Kansas. The 2022 community survey found almost all residents feel good about living in the county, another testament to employees’ dedicated service.

Other recent accomplishments for the county in which employees played a role include:

A new podcast on Public Service Recognition Week pinpoints many of the great reasons to choose a career in public service. In the podcast, Human Resources and Financial Management and Administration staff talk about the culture and benefits of working for Johnson County Government, as well as the many job opportunities available.

Johnson County prides itself on its values of integrity, professionalism, humility and more. Our diverse workforce encompasses a range of skills and perspectives, with employees working in a variety of roles – from engineers to accountants to corrections officers.

The county is always hiring and would love to have you join our team of dedicated public servants. Learn more about the many public service roles available, and apply for an opening with Johnson County Government today.

Board of County Commissioners
County Manager's Office