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Top 10 stories of 2016

The year 2016 was an exciting one in Johnson County Government, and there are many more great things to come in 2017. Here's a small sampling of some of the top stories from the year.

  1. Kansas' first Veterans Treatment Court launched in Johnson County in January.
  2. Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center (JCAHC) construction began Jan. 14.
  3. The remodeled Central Resource Library opened Jan. 22 after 280 days of construction.
  4. In February, Text to 9-1-1 became available in JoCo & throughout KC region.
  5. The county launched its inaugural Citizens Academy program in February.
  6. Johnson County Museum's 1950s All-Electric House relocated to JCAHC on April 13.
  7. BOCC approved Tomahawk Creek facility upgrades and expansion on May 5.
  8. Expanded bus service began in Johnson County routes in July.
  9. In July, Johnson County Mental Health Center's co-responder program expanded.
  10. Voters approved funding for new county courthouse and coroner facility.