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.
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.
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.
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.
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.