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County Manager's Office

Phone: 913-715-0725

111 S Cherry, Suite 3300, Olathe, KS 66061

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The County Manager's Office is responsible to the Board of County Commissioners and the residents of Johnson County for the effective and efficient delivery of programs and services, using sound management and financial principles while emphasizing high ethical values, innovation, and continuous improvement.

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Is your child in the right seat?
September 22, 2017

Find out on Saturday, Sept. 23 (National Car Seat Check Saturday) between 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at McCarthy Chevrolet Olathe's Service Dept. at 675 N. Rawhide. Trained car seat safety specialists will examine child car seats for proper use, installation, age/size appropriateness and will alert parents to any recalled products at this event. The free safety checks take approximately 30 minutes per seat. This is a great way for parents to make sure their children are buckled up right. 

Of those kids who are buckled up, three out of four are not restrained properly or sit in a seat that is incorrectly installed. Child car seats are extremely effective when correctly used and installed, reducing the risk of death by 71 percent for infants and 54 percent for toddlers.           

No appointment is needed! First come, first checked.

 

Veterans Town Hall meeting set Sept. 27 at Johnson County library
September 21, 2017

Sponsored by the Kansas City Veterans Administration Medical Center (KCVAMC), a Veterans Town Hall meeting is scheduled from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, in the Carmack Community Room at the Johnson County Central Resource Library, 9875 West 87th Street, Overland Park.

Discussion during the meeting will include updated details about the new outpatient clinic in Shawnee, expansion of KCVAMC services to be closer to local veterans and information on the VA Choice Program and suicide prevention.

The director of the Leavenworth, Fort Leavenworth and Fort Scott National Cemeteries will discuss VA National Cemetery Administration topics. Also, a Veterans Benefits Administration representative will be on hand to answer questions concerning veterans’ benefits.

KCVAMC and its seven Community-Based Outpatient Clinics provide care for more than 54,000 veterans annually, including residents of Johnson County.

 

Enjoy a fall group hayride
September 21, 2017

Enjoy the outdoors by scheduling your group for a hayride through Heritage Park, 16050 Pflumm Road in Olathe or the beautiful Oak Ridge Parklands in Shawnee Mission Park, 7460 Ogg Road in Shawnee Mission.

The hayrides conclude with a warm campfire where marshmallows and apple cider await. The one-hour hayride and one-hour campfire are just $7 per person, and groups will need to reach an $80 minimum for their ride. Hayrides are available at Shawnee Mission Park seven days a week and Heritage Park on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Call 913-831-3359 to reserve a date and time for your group. Hayrides are available through Nov. 19. Two weeks advance registration is required.

Johnson County Museum Foundation receives generous donation
September 19, 2017

The Johnson County Museum Foundation recently received a donation of $25,000 from Waste Management, Inc. 
 
Area Vice President of Waste Management Mike Watson presented the check to Foundation President Larry Meeker at the museum. In doing so, Watson noted, “We want to support key community organizations that add significant value to the community while aligning with Waste Management’s commitment to investing in the Kansas City area and our company’s values.”

The gift is in recognition of the outstanding work the museum and its foundation provides to the Kansas City metropolitan area, specifically, the museum’s focus on children and education with its KidScape experience at the museum’s new home in the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center, 8788 Metcalf Ave. in Overland Park. 

“We are extremely grateful for this support from Waste Management, and their recognition of the top-notch experiences we provide for our community’s children and families,” Meeker said. Since opening on June 10, the museum has already served 30,000 visitors.

KidScape provides the museum’s youngest visitors with the opportunity to explore our community’s past. Learning through play, children ages two and older can interact in 3,500 square feet of fun in 11 unique environments representing rural, urban, and suburban areas. From life on an 1870s farmstead to the cityscape of 1900 with the City Market, theater and school, and ending with a suburban diner, hospital, city hall, construction zone and a park with a secret cave. Kidscape offers hours of fun for kids to explore and play as well as unique field trip opportunities for local elementary schools. KidScape, along with the museum’s signature exhibition, “Becoming Johnson County,” were funded by a capital campaign spearheaded by the Museum Foundation. At the time of its opening, 95 percent of the $1.8 million goal had been raised. This gift will support the remaining balance for the KidScape experience. 

Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m. daily. Admission is $5 for adults $4 for seniors 60+ and $3 for children 1-18. 

To learn more about the museum and the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center, please visit www.jocoahc.com.

 

Be a part of the Monarch migration
September 18, 2017

This week Johnson County Park and Recreation District has activities around the migration of the Monarch butterfly population. Join in these activities and be part of this royal fun!

50 Plus Monarch Migration and Tagging
Wednesday, Sept. 20 from 10–11:30 a.m.
Ernie Miller Nature Center, 909 N. K-7 Highway, Olathe, KS 66061

Learn about the incredible journey of these regal butterflies while engaging in a tagging demonstration. Receive three tags to tag butterflies in the park or on your own. Bring your walking shoes and enjoy the trails after the event. 

This fascinating event is $15 per person. Register online at www.jcprd.com, and then follow the “Register for Activities” link and do a barcode search for 40410.

Flight of the Monarch
Saturday, Sept. 23 from 10 a.m. to noon
Ernie Miller Nature Center, 909 N. K-7 Highway, Olathe, KS 66061

Celebrate the Monarch butterfly’s amazing annual migration. Join this even that involves capturing, tagging, and releasing them to continue their journey to Mexico. Learn about these amazing insects and other native butterflies. Be sure to wear long pants to protect your legs and closed-toe shoes to protect your feet. JCPRD has a limited number of insect nets, so you are welcome to bring your own. You will also receive tags to take home.

This informative and interactive event is just $5 per person in advance (including adults) or $7 per person (on site) on the day of event. Register today online at www.jcprd.com, and then follow the “Register for Activities” link and do a barcode search for 39971 or call 913-764-7759. Advance reservations required. Registration for this event closes on Sept. 21. This program is recommended for ages 8 and older, and all children must be accompanied by parent or guardian, or one adult chaperone per group of five.

Walk-in clinics offer flu shots
September 15, 2017

Flu shots are now available for adults and children over the age of 6 months at our walk-in health clinics in Olathe (11875 S. Sunset Dr.) and Mission (6000 Lamar Ave.). The cost is $30 for a seasonal flu shot and $50 for the high dose flu shot for those age 65 and older. The nasal spray vaccine will not be offered during the 2017-18 flu season.

We accept private insurance from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City, Cigna, Coventry, UnitedHealthcare and Medicare Part B. We do not take insurance from Coventry Advantra or Humana Gold Plus. We are a KanCare provider for all managed care organizations such as Amerigroup, Sunflower and United Community. Cash, check or credit card payment is also accepted for those without insurance or who carry other insurance plans. Click here for immunization clinic hours and locations. If you have additional questions, call 913-826-1261.

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