Public Service Recognition Week spotlights the efforts of county employees

County staff and Chair Kelly pose for a Public Service Recognition Week proclamation

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 – including here at Johnson County Government.

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

Chair Mike Kelly recognized Will Coy, Human Resources director, for his team’s dedicated public service. Joining Coy were recipients of the 2023 Leadership in Action awards, which recognize leadership and proficiency by public servants.

Overall, Public Service Recognition Week recognizes the more than 4,000 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, wastewaterhealthelectionslibrariesparkscontractor licensingmedical responsecorrectionscourt and much more.

Johnson County relies on a dedicated and knowledgeable workforce to provide high-quality and cost-effective services to our residents. The county is always hiring and would love to have you join our team of passionate public servants.

Learn more about the many public service roles available, and apply for an opening with Johnson County Government today.

Photo L-R: County Manager Penny Postoak Ferguson, LIA winners Deputy David Friedberg, Sheriff’s Office, Josh Adkins, Libraries, Adiel Garcia, Emergency Services, Mary Buhl, Legal, and John Beaudoin, Facilities, Chairman Mike Kelly, LIA winners Jeff Hayes, Facilities, Andrea Leggett, Facilities, and Raquel Walters, Sheriff’s Office, and Human Resources Director Will Coy.

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