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County Manager's Office

Phone: 913-715-0725

111 S. Cherry St., 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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Unofficial final Johnson County election results
November 16, 2016

The Johnson County Election Office has published the unofficial final election results, available on the election office website.

County-by-county results from the entire state of Kansas are located on the Secretary of State's webiste.

Ride free via RideKC on Election Day
November 16, 2016

RideKC routes will offer free fares all day on Tuesday, Nov. 8, to make it easier for citizens to vote in the General Election.

Fares on Election Day on all RideKC bus routes serving Kansas City, Johnson County, Wyandotte County and Independence will be free. KCATA paratransit will also be free to ride.

Johnson County voters can access election resources at jocoelection.org.

Customers are asked to plan their Election Day travel early. For help planning your trip, call 816-221-0660 and be ready to provide the starting address and address of your polling place. Customers can also plan a trip with Google Transit, available at RideKC.org. The Regional Transit Call Center is also open weekdays from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Hayrides at Shawnee Mission Park Sunday
November 16, 2016

In addition to fall hayrides for organized groups, Johnson County Park and Recreation District offers an annual opportunity for individuals and family members to enjoy the crisp autumn air from a tractor-drawn haywagon without having to worry about reaching minimum numbers or placing a deposit. Like the group program, the hayride will last approximately one hour and will be followed by an hour-long campfire with apple cider and marshmallows. The cost is just $7 per person. Participants will meet at Site A at Oak Ridge at Shawnee Mission Park. Advance registration is required by Nov. 4. Click here to register.

Time: 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
Address: Oak Ridge at Shawnee Mission Park (7460 Ogg Road, Shawnee Mission, KS 66219)
Phone: 913-831-3359

Don't wait in line on Election Day — vote in advance!
November 1, 2016

All registered voters in Johnson County have the option to vote in person at one of six locations in the county prior to Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 8. Just take your government-issued identification to one of the following six locations.

Questions? Contact the Johnson County Election Office at 913-715-6800, election@jocoelection.org or jocoelection.org.

Facility name Address Hours
Hilltop Campus - Blue Valley 7700 W. 143rd St., Overland Park, KS

M-F, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sat., 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Closed Monday, Nov. 7

Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center 8788 Metcalf, Overland Park, KS  M-F, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sat., 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Closed Monday, Nov. 7
Johnson County Election Office 2101 E. Kansas City Rd., Olathe, KS M-F, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sat., 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 7, 8 a.m. - noon
Johnson County Northeast Office 6000 Lamar, Mission, KS M-F, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sat., 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Closed Monday, Nov. 7
Johnson County Sunset Office Building 11811 S. Sunset Drive, Olathe, KS M-F, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sat., 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Closed Monday, Nov. 7
Okun Fieldhouse 20200 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, KS M-F, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sat., 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Closed Monday, Nov. 7

 

Learn about Gold Star Families Monument initiative
March 15, 2017

Johnson County's 30th annual Veterans Day observance will also be an opportunity to break ground for a Gold Star Families Memorial Monument, designed by the Hershel “Woody” Williams Medal of Honor Foundation based in Huntington, West Va.

A Marine veteran, Williams is the last surviving World War II Medal of Honor recipient from the Battle of Iwo Jima. His goal, through the foundation, is to erect at least one Gold Star Families Memorial Monument in every state. There are 12 finished Gold Star monuments in the nation with 40 projects in progress in 28 states. There is no project currently in the works in Kansas.

The foundation provides communities with a design for the Gold Star monuments. Each of the monuments are made of black granite or marble, have a gold star, a portion cut out to look like a missing solder and is engraved with: “A tribute to Mothers and Fathers and Gold Star families who sacrificed a loved one for our freedom.” It is roughly 15 feet in length, 6 feet in height, and a foot in width. The monument design can be viewed on the Williams’ foundation website.

Organizers of the Gold Star project have launched a campaign to raise at least $40,000 for the monument to be placed in Veterans Memorial Park, which is managed by the city of Olathe. Donations for the Gold Star monument are being handled by the Olathe Parks and Recreation Foundation, a 501c(3) organization. The foundation can be contacted at 913-971-8555. 

Total cost estimate for the monument is $45,000. The Hershel Woody Williams Medal of Honor Foundation contributes $5,000 toward local monument projects. Williams plans to visit Olathe on Nov. 18 to make the donation.

Major contributors toward the project will be listed at the monument site. As soon as funding is achieved, project organizers hope to install the monument in early 2017 and dedicate it on or near Memorial Day.

Johnson County’s annual Veterans Day observance began in 1987 with a public celebration on the south steps of the Johnson County Courthouse before moving to the Kansas National Guard Armory in Olathe from 1995 to 2006.

Since 2007, the county event has occurred at veteran memorial sites throughout Johnson County, including the cities of Overland Park, Merriam, Gardner and the New Century AirCenter near Gardner. 

Winter park hours effective Nov. 1
October 27, 2016

Johnson County Park and Recreation will have winter hours that go into effect Tuesday, Nov. 1.

JCPRD visitors services hours for Saturdays, Sundays and holidays will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Nov. 1 through March 31.

The winter hours for park facilities begin Nov. 1 and last until Feb. 28. A list of each park and its winter hours is available online.

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