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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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Johnson County Citizens Academy

APPLY for the Citizens Academy  

Purpose: The County Manager’s Office seeks to: (1) enhance citizen knowledge of county operations and services (2) encourage a unified community identity and, (3) increase participation in Johnson County boards, advisory councils, and commissions. 

Description: Johnson County residents recognize it is a great place to work, live and raise a family. The Johnson County Citizens Academy Program (CAP) allows community-minded individuals to discover what makes our high quality of life possible through behind the scene tours, hands-on activities, and conversations with county staff. Come visit with commissioners, explore the county budget, learn about civic engagement/volunteer opportunities and tour our various facilities! Upon completion, graduates will receive a certificate and get connected to the growing network of academy alumni.

Spring CAP Dates TBD

Who May Apply: Applications are open to all Johnson County Residents. 

How to Apply: The Citizens Academy online application remains available for completion on an on-going basis. Please click the APPLY for the Citizens Academy link to submit the online application.

Selection: All applications submitted before the deadline will be evaluated through the selection process.

Application Status: Please feel free to contact the County Manager's office to inquire about your application status and submit multiple applications if any information has changed.

Program Growth: At this time, the academy only supports 40 participants in each class. We endeavor to serve each citizen who is interested in participating. We appreciate your patience as the program develops.  

APPLY for the Citizens Academy  

Please feel free to view our flickr page for a look into the Citizens Academy experience.

CAP Application

Citizen's Academy Application

Individuals in Johnson County know it is a great place to work, live and raise a family. The Citizens Academy (CAP) allows for involved and community-minded individuals to discover what makes our high quality of life possible through behind the scenes tours, hands on activities. and conversations with County staff. Come visit with Commissioners, explore the County budget, tour corrections, use a fire hose, and more!

To apply for the Johnson County Citizens Academy please complete the form below:

*Please provide an email that can be publically distributed to other academy participants. Thank you.


Demographic Information (optional)
(ex. civic, religious, nonprofit, or other involvements)