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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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Open interviews for Residential Direct Support Professionals
July 12, 2021

Johnson County Developmental Supports (JCDS) is conducting open interviews for Residential Direct Support Professionals July 13 and 14 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 10501 Lackman Road in Lenexa. To find out more, call JCDS at 913-715-1400 or visit www.jocogov.org/careers. You can also download a flyer with more information about the event. Starting pay is $15.40/hour

You can also apply online prior to the event.

Make sure to bring:

  1. A resume and/or copy of your employment history
  2. Reference information

Direct Support Professionals play a crucial role in supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in their quest to live and work in the community, rather than 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.

Election deadlines approaching
July 12, 2021

Tuesday, July 13, is the last day to register to vote or update your voter registration ahead of the primary elections. Advance voting by mail for the primary begins Wednesday, July 14. The final day to apply for a mail ballot is Tuesday, July 27.

Advance voting in person begins at eight locations on Saturday, July 24. Election Day is Tuesday, Aug. 3.

The primary election is not a countywide election, but does include six jurisdictions within Johnson County. They are:

  • City of Edgerton – Mayor
  • City of Lenexa – City Council, Wards 3 and 4
  • City of Merriam – City Council, Ward 2
  • City of Olathe – City Council, Ward 3 and At-Large
  • City of Overland Park – Mayor and City Council, Wards 1, 2, 4 and 5
  • Olathe School District – District 3

Learn more about these deadlines and elections

Help design your new library tonight
July 7, 2021

Antioch Library is moving to the Merriam Community Center campus, and we want to hear from you!

The library is working with Dake Wells Architecture to design the new library for the future. Join us for a live input session tonight from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Merriam Community Center campus. Meet the architects, learn about the project and ideate about your future library.

This open-house-style program will be outside in person. Travel to the Merriam Community Center parking structure at 6040 Slater in Merriam. Join the team under the tents on the adjacent green space, the future site of the library.

KC Air Show 2021 at New Century AirCenter
July 6, 2021

Record crowds gathered for a once-in-a-lifetime air show last weekend at Johnson County's New Century AirCenter. The KC Air Show featured the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds. In 2021, the Blue Angels celebrate their 75th anniversary and they brought their new much larger, louder and more powerful F/A-18E/F Super Hornets to this year’s show to thrill the crowd with their performances. The air show culminated on Independence Day with the debut of the Super Delta formation with the Blue Angels and Thunderbirds flying together as they departed Johnson County. 
Catch the sights and sounds of the air show in our video below.

Southbound Cherry Street road closure begins today
July 6, 2021

The tallest portion of the old Johnson County courthouse is coming down, causing a closure of southbound Cherry Street between Santa Fe and Park streets starting on July 6 and lasting about a month. During this time, the HAWK pedestrian signal on the west side of Cherry Street will not be accessible. However, Northbound Cherry Street and the angled parking on the east side will still be open during this time. There will be pedestrian detour signs installed to direct pedestrians to the Chestnut traffic signal for crossing Santa Fe.

The Best Times profiles Negro Creek Renaming Committee members
July 1, 2021

The July-August issue of The Best Times magazine is on its way in the mail with a cover story featuring members of the Negro Creek Renaming Committee, offering historical research about the waterway and explaining the process to possibility renaming the creek.

Other articles include:

  • Where were you and how did you feel/react to the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001? The Best Times seeks responses/memories from its audience on the eve of the 20th anniversary of that tragic day of infamy.
  • Theatre in the Park enters the summer with three musical productions in July and August
  • Johnson County sets its maximum FY 2022 Budget and a public hearing on Aug. 23.
  • The list of Medal of Honor recipients in Johnson County history adds a third war hero, who was born in Monticello Township and fought in the Philippine Insurrection.
  • The Johnson County Fair opens in Gardner on July 27 and ends on Aug. 1.
  • Johnson County Library helps residents with their family history in partnership with the Johnson County Genealogical Society.
  • A “Doc Talk” webinar by the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment offers advice on high blood pressure, the most common disease in America and a “silent killer” to many.

Read the latest edition online or download the magazine.