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three people kneeling next to garden crop
April 27

BIG summer planting event

Ready to do some gardening? Mark your calendars for Tuesday, May 2 and plan to join staff members from Johnson County’s Department of Health and Environment in the community garden to plant the summer crops. They will be planting tomatoes,...

employees crossing the street
April 26

National Walk @ Lunch Day®

Johnson County Government employees replaced a Working lunch with a Walking lunch as the county continued its partnership with Blue KC by participating in its seventh annual 2017 for National Walk@ Lunch Day® on April 26. Employees met at three...

Cindy Green
April 24

Leadership appoints assistant to the county manager

Cindy Green has been named assistant to the county manager and chief of staff, effective May 15. In this role, Green will be responsible for the administrative and budgetary functions of the county manager’s office. She will also act as the...

Hannes Zacharias
April 21

County manager named 2017 Outstanding Public Administrator

Hannes Zacharias, county manager of Johnson County, has been named the 2017 Outstanding Public Administrator by the Kansas chapter of the American Society for Public Administration.

Zacharias has served as county manager for Johnson County...

Pillars of Performance logo
April 18

BOCC sets strategic priorities

The Johnson County Board of County Commissioners has the exclusive power to enact, amend and repeal public policies; to levy and apportion taxes, make appropriations and adopt budgets; to establish strategic
plans to guide organizational...

April 12

JCW names new Chief Engineer

Aaron Witt has accepted the position as JCW's Chief Engineer, effective immediately. He has been with JCW since 1999 and served as the Interim Chief Engineer since last September. The Chief Engineer is responsible for JCW’s engineering activities...

Tara Markley
April 11

County extension office hires new director

On April 9, Johnson County K-State Research and Extension welcomed its new director, Tara Markley. In this role, she’ll provide administrative leadership for the county extension office’s educational programming, fiscal operations, personnel and...

Johnson County Sheriff's Office deputies recognized
April 10

Two Sheriff's Office deputies recognized

Congratulations to Master Deputy Kristina Martinez and Master Deputy Anjanette Deer of the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office for receiving awards during Mid-America Regional Council's 20th Annual Telecommunicators Appreciation Celebration on Friday...

Old tires
April 6

Tire recycling for JoCo residents on Saturday

Recycle your old, worn or unwanted car, truck or bike tires! Johnson County Department of Health and Environment is hosting a tire recycling event on Saturday, April 8 from 8:00 to 11:30 a.m. at our Household Hazardous Waste facility at 5901 Jim...

Johnson County Library
April 5

Second Saturday book discussion group meets April 8

Johnson County Library will host its next Second Saturday book discussion group 11:30 a.m. to 1p.m. April 8 at the Shawnee Library. This month's book is Fannie Flagg's The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion. More information is available on ...

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