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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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Finals week recharge
December 16, 2019

Johnson County Library, in Gardner, is offering a helpful space for teens to prepare for upcoming finals. From 2:30 to 6 p.m., through Thurs., Dec. 19, teens will have an area at the library to study, snack and relax. Study rooms are available for quiet studying. The library can also help teens access Brainfuse, a free live online tutoring resource.

Light refreshments are available. If you need a study break, you can pop some bubble wrap, build Legos or Magna-tiles, or just listen to some music for a while.

Johnson County Library is located at 137 E. Shawnee St., Gardner.

JoCo on the Go: Holiday crime prevention
December 16, 2019

JoCo on the Go podcast episode #20 covers a timely topic to help keep Johnson County residents and their property safe. The holiday season is a busy time of year for most people – and that includes thieves. We’re talking to crime and safety experts Claire Canaan, with the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, and Emilie Burdette with the Johnson County District Attorney’s Office. They offer advice for online shopping safety, tips on how to minimize the risk of porch pirates taking your purchases and they also talk about how you and your neighbors can fight crime by sharing your doorbell camera footage. 

Learn more about the Johnson County District Attorney’s Consumer Protection division, or call 913-715-3003 to speak with someone in the division. Contact the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office to report suspicious activity at 913-782-0720. Call 911 for emergencies.

JoCo on the Go is available where you regularly listen to podcasts. Just search for the podcast by name and subscribe. Learn more about this podcast and get a complete transcript of each episode.

County operations normal Monday with few exceptions
December 15, 2019

After closely monitoring today’s weather situation and consulting with other metro area jurisdictions, we have decided to proceed with normal operations on Monday, Dec. 16, with the following few exceptions:

  • Johnson County Meals on Wheels home-delivered meal program is cancelled, and Nutrition Centers will be closed.
  • Johnson County Human Services Catch-a-Ride program is cancelled.
  • Johnson County Mental Health Transportation Services are cancelled.

To stay up to date on the status of Johnson County Government, we encourage you to visit this website regularly, as well as follow @jocogov on Facebook and Twitter.

2020 funds allocated for road and stormwater projects
December 12, 2019

Two Johnson County programs will fund more than $35.3 million in improvements to local roadways and stormwater systems in 2020. Today, the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners approved the County Assistance Road System (CARS) Program and the Stormwater Management Program (SMP) for the upcoming year. Both programs were authorized in separate unanimous votes by the board.

Read the news release.

County emergency manager participates in congressional roundtable
December 12, 2019

Johnson County Deputy Director of Emergency Management Dan Robeson represented local emergency managers at a congressional roundtable convened by a subcommittee of the United States House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on Tuesday at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington.

The focus of the discussion was the implementation of the Disaster Recovery Reform Act of 2018. Robeson emphasized the opportunity DRRA provides to strengthen mitigation efforts at the local level.

“It was an honor to participate in this congressional roundtable discussion about how Johnson County and the nation cope with risk from all hazards,” Robeson said. “Mitigating risk is an essential part of building resilient communities, and the Disaster Recovery Reform Act strengthens our ability to do this important work.”

DRRA’s implementation is critically important for communities like Johnson County, Robeson said because it:

  • Establishes a permanent pre-disaster mitigation fund
  • Acknowledges the importance of consensus-based building codes and standards
  • Further aligns our federal system with what we know to be true about risk

“Most importantly, meaningful investments in mitigation before disasters save lives, money, and help keep our communities intact,” Robeson said.

The USA Council of the International Association of Emergency Managers invited Robeson to participate.

JoCo on the Go: Fueling economic development in JoCo
December 9, 2019

JoCo on the Go episode #19 is focused on how Johnson County airports play an important role in economic development in the area.  Johnson County Airport Commission Executive Director Aaron Otto talks about the history of the airports and current business growth. Johnson County Commissioner Mike Brown discusses the value and convenience the airports bring to companies. Greg Martinette, president and CEO of Southwest Johnson County Economic Development Corporation, describes how businesses can set up shop in Johnson County.     

JoCo on the Go is now available on Apple and Google Play. Just search for the podcast by name and subscribe. Learn more about this podcast and get a complete transcript of each episode.

 

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