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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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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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Connecting families to resources
October 29, 2019

IRIS (Integrated Referral and Intake System) is a web-based, coordinated intake and referral communication tool that helps organizations connect the families they serve to the right resources in their communities.

IRIS links service agencies and organizations to each other, streamlining referrals to services to meet the needs of individuals and families in Johnson County. More information about IRIS is available online.

Contact Mandi LaRue, IRIS Community Champion at Mandi.LaRue@jocogov.org or 913-826-1262 at Johnson County Department of Health and Environment to include your organization in the IRIS network.

 

Last minute voter registration
October 15, 2019

The last day to register to vote or update your voter registration (name and address changes) for the general election is Tuesday, Oct. 15. Voter registration applications and instructions are available on the Johnson County Election webpage.

If you’re already registered to vote, you can double-check your voter registration, find your election day polling location, and view your sample ballot on the county’s site.

Election day for the general election is Tuesday, Nov. 5. Advance voting will be available at seven locations in Johnson County, beginning Monday, Oct. 28. A complete list of advance voting locations and hours is also available on the Johnson County Election webpage.

City, school district, community college and water district offices will be on ballots throughout the county, as well as an amendment to the Kansas Constitution.

Last day to take the County Square online survey
October 15, 2019

The online survey for public comments on the new County Square in downtown Olathe closes at midnight. Your feedback is needed.

Construction is underway on Johnson County's new 28-courtroom courthouse at the corner of Kansas Avenue and Santa Fe Street in Downtown Olathe. When the current courthouse comes down in 2021, it will create an open space in Downtown Olathe. What are your ideas for the County Square? You can share them at this link: www.surveymonkey.com/r/JoCoSquare

To ensure it reflects area needs and interests, the county along with a Steering Committee will consider public feedback to develop programming concepts that include activities the public could enjoy in the new space.

Additionally, the concepts that come out of our public comments will build upon previous planning efforts, such as the Envision Olathe Downtown Plan (2003)Streetscape Master Plan and Downtown Guidelines (2003)Downtown Active Transportation Plan (2017), Olathe's Bike Share Implementation Strategy (2018), and more. The outcome will be a phased approach to programming the space.

Please watch for updates on this project at our web site.

What's the biggest improvement in JoCo this decade?
October 15, 2019

In just a few months we will wrap up this decade and head into the 2020s. We want to know what you think was the biggest improvement or enhancement in Johnson County, Kansas this decade.

You have 10 days to share with us your #DecadeInJoCo highlight from the past 10 years. On October 25, we will randomly draw one entry from all that we receive and that person will win a JoCo prize pack including a $25 gift card for a Johnson County Park & Recreation District program.

Here’s how to share your #DecadeInJoCo highlight:

  • Tweet or Facebook using #DecadeInJoCo in your post
  • Send an email to communications@jocogov.org
  • Call us at 913-715-0730 (feel free to leave a voicemail and please include your name and phone number.)
  • Drop off or send us a note at County Manager’s Office – Decade in JoCo, 111 S. Cherry Street, Olathe, KS 66061

Submissions must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, October 25.

We may use your submission in the December 2019 JoCo Magazine!

Treasurer and Motor Vehicle offices closed today for staff training
October 14, 2019

The Johnson County Treasurer and Motor Vehicle offices will be closed to the public today (Monday, Oct. 14) for an all-staff, in-service training. All offices will resume regular business hours on Tuesday, Oct. 15.

The locations of the closed offices are:

  • Treasurer’s Office, 111 S. Cherry St., Suite 1500, Olathe
  • Mission Motor Vehicle Office, 6000 Lamar Ave.
  • Olathe Motor Vehicle Office, 782 N. Ridgeview Road

Employees will attend training sessions on policies and procedures, safety/security, operational changes and updates on future initiatives.    

Customers can pay their property taxes online at jocogov.org or by mail.

Customers can renew their vehicle registrations online or by mail.

For additional information regarding services, please visit jocogov.org.

All other Johnson County Government offices; including offices located in the County Administration Building, will be open today. 

JoCo on the Go: Employment for all abilities
October 14, 2019

During our 11th JoCo on the Go podcast episode, we’re discussing employment services for Johnson County residents who have disabilities. The discussion includes Johnson County Employment Team Leader Amy Fair, with Johnson County Developmental Supports. She introduces us to Tyler Smith, who is an employment supports success story. He describes an innovative program known as Project SEARCH, that’s helping residents with disabilities obtain and keep rewarding jobs. You’ll also hear from 5th district Commissioner Michael Ashcraft, who describes the Board of County Commissioners’ support for public-private partnerships that benefit job seekers served by JCDS and employers.    

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

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