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Adults walking on trail at local park
May 23

22nd Annual In Step and In Shape Walk coming up

The 22nd Annual In Step and In Shape Walk kicks off at 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 24, in Antioch Park, 6501 Antioch Road, Merriam.

The special event gathers under Shelter No. 3 and offers participants an opportunity to get outside, enjoy local...

photo of Johnson County Sheriff's car and badge
May 22

Looking for a job in law enforcement?

If you’re searching for something more than just a job, then consider the challenge and opportunity of joining the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office

As the fastest growing...

Budget
May 19

Wastewater, Sheriff’s Office among current budget discussions

The Board of County Commissioners on Thursday heard budget proposals for FY 2018 from leadership at Wastewater, Sheriff’s Office, Elections, Library and Park & Recreation.

Wastewater

Wastewater leaders are...

community survey graphic
May 18

Citizen satisfaction levels continue to go up

Each year, we ask for input on how we're doing as a county government through a community survey. Our residents gave Johnson County a 97 percent satisfaction rating as a place to live, a 96 percent satisfaction rating as a place to raise children...

Contractor
May 17

Help protect yourself from unscrupulous contractors

Unprofessional professionals are beginning to pop up in Johnson County as residents turn to around-the-house projects that occupy their free time and weekends.

Certainly a little help wouldn’t hurt, but homeowners should be careful whom...

Monticello Library
May 15

Library breaks ground on new Shawnee branch

On May 10, Johnson County Library launched construction of the Monticello Library in Shawnee with a ceremonial groundbreaking that included Chairman Ed Eilert. 

The $18.1 million, two-story, 33,548 square-foot building will feature floor-...

Mental health
May 12

Netflix series raises questions about mental health, suicide

The Netflix series "13 Reasons Why" has raised questions about the mental health and safety of children in schools. The show depicts scenes of teens being bullied, sexually harassed and assaulted, and a graphic suicide death. The graphic nature...

Stack of notebooks with the title Budget 2017 on the spine of one of them
May 12

Department budgets presented to BOCC

Thursday, the Board of County Commissioners heard the proposed budget for Johnson County's transit system and for those departments that report to the County Manager's Office.

Officials with the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority...

Spring 2017 Citizens Academy graduates
May 11

Fall 2017 Citizens Academy is complete

Congratulations to the 25 below-listed individuals for completing Johnson County Government’s third Citizens Academy program. The Board of County Commissioners recognized and thanked the graduates during the May 4 Board of County Commissioners...

Covers of JOCO magazine and The Best Times, May 2017 editions
May 4

Watch for delivery of Johnson County magazines this week

Johnson County’s JoCo Magazine and The Best Times will both be delivered this week. If you are a Johnson County resident, you should receive JoCo magazine four times a year. The Best Times is delivered on a bi-monthly basis to Johnson County...

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