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County News

March 31, 2016

Lenexa and Shawnee join county's co-responder program

Four Johnson County cities will now have a mental health professional embedded in their law enforcement agency.

Lenexa and Shawnee are the newest cities to join the Johnson County Mental Health co-responder program. This partnership allows...

March 31, 2016

Cause of NotifyJoCo system false alarm identified and resolved

The issue that resulted in a false tornado warning on the county’s emergency alert system, NotifyJoCo, has been identified and resolved.

Johnson County Emergency Management officials worked in coordination with the system’s vendor to...

March 29, 2016

New effort to increase availability of healthy foods in JoCo

A new effort is aimed at expanding access to healthy foods for all of Johnson County. Our Department of Health and Environment has partnered with several area organizations on the newly-created Johnson County Food Policy Council. You can read...

March 28, 2016

Free Healthy Yards Expo this Saturday

A free event on Saturday will help you make greener choices for your yard and garden. The Healthy Yards Expo on Saturday, April 2 is a partnership between Johnson County K-State Research and Extension, Johnson County Stormwater Management and the...

March 25, 2016

Emergency Management & Communications names its new director

Ellen Wernicke has been named Director of Johnson County Emergency Management & Communications. Wernicke has served as interim director since the previous director, Walt Way, retired in October 2015. She joined what was then the Johnson...

March 24, 2016

Contractor Licensing Program receives COSA 2016 Community Guardian Award

The Carbon Monoxide Safety Association (COSA)'s Director of Training Bob Dwyer presented Johnson County's Building Official Jerry Mallory with the COSA 2016 Community Guardian Award on March 24 at the Spring Contractor Licensing Seminar. The...

March 23, 2016

Eat lunch and help feed others

Are you thinking about where to have lunch tomorrow? Johnson County Meals on Wheels and Food Truck Mafia KC will host the first annual Food Truck Rally to benefit Johnson County Meals on Wheels. It takes place on Thursday, March 24, at the...

March 22, 2016

2016 State of the County delivered

More than 700 people gathered at the Ritz Charles in Overland Park today to hear Chairman Ed Eilert deliver the State of the County Address today. “As I begin my sixth year as County Chairman, I have never been more optimistic about our future,”...

March 21, 2016

Give your input on expanded Johnson County bus service

Our 2016 budget includes increased funding for multiple county services, including parks, libraries and bus service. Johnson County Transit and the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority are working in partnership to implement proposed...

March 18, 2016

Spring kickoff at the WIC garden

The weather is forecasted to warm up by Tuesday, March 22 when the WIC garden springs to life for another growing season. The public is invited to volunteer at the kickoff event from 7:30 to 9 a.m. when county staff will plant potatoes, onions,...

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