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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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Vaccine distribution plans for next week in Johnson County
February 20, 2021

By the end of today, Feb. 19, Johnson County Department of Health and Environment will have vaccinated more than 50,000 people, either at its own clinics or through our health care system partners. Progress includes vaccinating nearly 40% of our county’s educators and school staff. In addition, results from an informal JCDHE survey indicate that all of our county’s long-term care facilities have received their first and second doses as part of the federal pharmacy program.

Please read Johnson County’s vaccination plan for the week of Feb. 22. However, it should be noted that we still have not received next week’s doses due weather delays. If we do not receive our allotted doses for next week, these plans are subject to change.

We will keep the public updated on next week’s plans and the status of our dose allotment at jocogov.org/covid-19-vaccine.

Johnson County announces formation of Treasury, Taxation and Vehicles Department
February 18, 2021

Johnson County residents will now benefit from the efficiency of one county department handling all of their property recording, vehicle registration and taxation needs. Under the authority of the Home Rule Charter approved by the electorate in 2000, the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners approved the organization of a new department to be known as Treasury, Taxation and Vehicles (TTV). This new department joins the treasury, taxation and vehicles responsibilities from the previous Treasury and Financial Management Department (TFM) with the taxation responsibilities of the previous Records and Tax Administration Department (RTA). The remaining support services from TFM and RTA will be combined in the new Financial Management and Administration Department (FMA). 

With the creation of the Treasury, Taxation and Vehicles Department, the county is pleased to offer a customer centric service model focused on identifying ways to better help county residents by optimizing service delivery through increased collaboration. The Treasury, Taxation and Vehicles Department will begin to rebrand itself on documents and other communication channels. The county website will largely remain unchanged at this time, as the County is currently in the process of redesigning its overall web presence and strategy.  

The Treasury, Taxation and Vehicles Department will deliver a full range of services to the public including:        

  • Treasury services: countywide banking services and investment portfolio management.
  • Taxation services: recording of deeds, indexing of all land record documents and mapping services. Creating, maintaining and calculating the annual property tax roll.  Billing, collecting and distributing property taxes to taxing authorities.
  • Vehicle services: issuing and administering vehicle registrations, titles, permits, placards and lien releases as agents for the state of Kansas.

“The Treasury, Taxation and Vehicles Department remains committed to helping our residents and customers through this transition and looks forward to continuing to provide exemplary service to the public,” said Tom Franzen, director of Treasury, Taxation and Vehicles.

BOCC to address pandemic
February 17, 2021

At 9:30 a.m., on Thursday, Feb. 18, the Board of County Commissioners will hold its regularly scheduled business meeting. The board will discuss the latest on the pandemic and the county's response.

Agenda items related to COVID-19 include funding and expense reports, Coronavirus Relief Fund reimbursement and a public health update from the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment.

Watch the meeting live on our website or on Facebook Live.

Vaccine clinics resume tomorrow as scheduled
February 16, 2021

Due to inclement weather with rolling power outages, Johnson County Department of Health and Environment postponed the COVID-19 vaccination clinic scheduled for today.

All appointments that were scheduled today have been moved to Wednesday, Feb. 24. Those with appointments will keep the same appointment times for Feb. 24.

The vaccination clinic will be in the same location, Okun Fieldhouse, 20200 Johnson Drive, Shawnee from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.

JCDHE director provides COVID-19 update to the BOCC
February 16, 2021

On Tuesday, Feb. 16, Johnson County Department of Health and Environment Director Dr. Sanmi Areola provided a written COVID-19 update to the Board of County Commissioners.

Highlights from the report include:

  • Johnson County has administered approximately 27,000 doses of vaccine.
  • Johnson County hospital systems are providing vaccinations to their patients 65 and older.
  • Children's Mercy held a vaccine clinic on Feb. 13, for child care providers and private/parochial school staff.
  • JCDHE is working with Hy-Vee and Auburn pharmacy to provide vaccinations to 1,900 people in 27 independent living facilities.
  • As additional vaccine is received, more clinics will be opened. Additional vaccines are going directly to hospitals and long-term care facilities, through the Federal Pharmacy Partnership Program.
  • There were 485 new infections last week - down from 857 the prior week. This translates to an average of 69 new infections per day.
  • When calculated as a rate, we are at 81 cases per 100,000 residents per week. our goal is less than 50 new infections per 100,000.
  • The positivity rate is 5% - this is our goal.
  • The primary measure/criteria for schools is the incidence rate. our recommended phase for schools is the Orange Zone.
  • COVID-19 testing remains available through gogettested.com.
JoCo on the Go: Lingering COVID-19 symptoms
February 16, 2021

On JoCo on the Go, episode #80, host Theresa Freed shares her story of getting COVID-19 and the continued struggle to fully recovery. Hear from a local doctor about how common it is for residents to experience lingering effects from the virus and the help that is available to overcome issues such as loss of taste and smell, extreme fatigue, brain fog, cardiac issues, problems in the lungs and more. 

Look for JoCo on the Go where you regularly listen to podcasts. Learn more about JoCo on the Go and get a complete transcript of this episode.