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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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Expanded COVID-19 testing - event on Thursday, Oct. 29
October 26, 2020

Johnson County Department of Health and Environment is partnering with local organizations and the Mid-America Regional Council to provide expanded testing opportunities. In addition to drive-thru testing available at the JCDHE health clinic, you can also get tested at the New Haven SDA Church, in Overland Park.

The event runs from 9 a.m. to noon, on Thursday, Oct. 29, at New Haven SDA Church, 8714 Antioch, Overland Park. This is a drive-thru event, but you can walk up with physical distancing and mask use. You must be 6 years or older to participate. Onsite registration is available, but pre-registration is encouraged.

Register for the Overland Park testing event.

Get details about JCDHE testing opportunities.

Public Works crews working after first snow of season
October 26, 2020

It may be October on the calendar, but the first snow event decided to make an appearance early for the season. Johnson County Public Works will have crews out the evening of Oct. 26 into Oct. 27. The crews will watch for slick spots that may develop due to refreeze. They will treat the locations as needed.

Johnson County Public Works is responsible for snow and ice removal in the unincorporated area of Johnson County. If you live within city limits, please contact your city directly about snow and ice removal issues. For snow and ice removal issues on a highway, please contact the Kansas Department of Transportation.

If, after 24 hours, you feel Public Works has missed your area in unincorporated Johnson County, please submit an online Request for Service

To prepare yourself for the upcoming winter weather season, check out our winter weather guide

Learn more about how Public Works handles snow and ice removal.

Johnson County Developmental Supports hosting virtual hiring event
October 26, 2020

Johnson County Developmental Supports will host a virtual hiring event from 1-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 27 and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 28 for jobseekers interested in joining our team as direct support professionals.

Jobseekers should apply online prior to attending.

The starting pay for a DSP employed with Johnson County Government is $15.40 an hour, and employees receive access to a competitive wage structure, wellness offerings, a comprehensive benefits package and tuition reimbursement.

DSPs play a crucial role in supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in their quest to live and work in the community, rather than in institutional settings.

Depending on where they work, DSPs perform a multitude of tasks, including personal care, job coaching, appropriate medical/physical care, behavioral guidance, skills teaching, help with household tasks and so much more. JCDS is currently hiring for evening, overnight and weekend shifts in the residential program.

$32 million authorized for CARS and Stormwater Management programs
October 23, 2020

Did you know cities and Johnson County work together to improve the roads you travel and on flood control efforts? This week the Board of County Commissioners authorized more than $32 million to improve roadways and stormwater systems in 2021. You can read more about the 2021 County Assistance Road System (CARS) and Stormwater Management program plans in this news release.

BOCC to address COVID-19-related items
October 21, 2020

On Thursday, Oct. 22, the Board of County Commissioners will hold its regularly scheduled business session at 9:30 a.m. The agenda includes, among other items, action and information related to the pandemic.

COVID-19 related agenda items include:

  • COVID-19 funding and expense report
  • Coronavirus Relief Fund, Phase 1 reimbursement
  • Coronavirus Relief Fund, Phase 3 reimbursement
  • Personal protective equipment weekly update
  • Public health update on COVID-19

Watch live on our website or Facebook Live.

Imagine a Day Without Water on Oct. 21
October 21, 2020

This year, our country faced an enormous public health crisis from the coronavirus pandemic. Throughout this emergency, water and wastewater systems kept the water flowing in homes, hospitals and essential businesses. This crisis demonstrated the critical role that water, and wastewater systems play in their communities, protecting public health, safeguarding the environment and making a healthy economy possible. It is easy to imagine how much worse the pandemic would have been without access to water. Without reliable drinking water and sanitation, Americans would be unable to stay safe and limit the spread. In communities with inadequate water and wastewater infrastructure, the public health consequences have been dire.  

Today, we Imagine a Day Without Water. It’s a day to pause and notice the way that water systems impact our lives and communities and commit to ensuring a sustainable water future for generations to come. What would your day be like if you couldn’t turn on the tap and get clean drinking water, or if you flushed the toilet and wastewater didn’t go anywhere? What would happen to restaurants, hospitals, firefighters, farms, breweries or the hundreds of industries that depend on water? 

Millions of Americans take water service for granted every day. Turn on the tap, and clean water flows out. Flush the toilet, and dirty water goes away. Washing our hands regularly is one of the most important steps to take to limit the spread of coronavirus, and we usually don’t stop to think about the impressive infrastructure and treatment required to make sure the water comes out when you open the tap, or safely returns water to the environment from your sink. 

Susan Pekarek, general manager of Johnson County Wastewater, noted that JCW provides sanitary sewer service to a population of approximately 500,000 in the county by cleaning the wastewater they send to us each day.

"2020 is JCW's 75th year of serving Johnson Countians," she said. "What started out as a small facility constructed to serve a few customers in the northeastern portion of the county in the 1940's has continued to grow with the county to serve residents and businesses in 16 cities of our county and the unincorporated area.

“We’re continually looking for ways to enhance our efficiency, environmental friendliness and customer service while offering a vital resource to those who need it.”

Imagine a Day Without Water is an opportunity for everyone to become educated about their local water systems and raise awareness. Leadership is necessary at every level to work together to ensure a reliable water future for generations to come.
 

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