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JoCo on the Go recording with Theresa Freed and Chris Carter
September 16, 2019

JoCo on the Go: Veterans Treatment Court

During our seventh JoCo on the Go podcast episode, we’re discussing Johnson County’s Veterans Treatment Court program, which provides qualified veterans who have come in contact with the criminal justice system, with an alternative to... more

Johnson County receives award
September 13, 2019

JoCo wins Innovation of the Year award

On Friday, Sept. 13, Johnson County was recognized for Innovation of the Year, during the 2019 Midwest/Southwest Transit Conference, in Kansas City, Missouri. The recognition is for the county’s Micro Transit pilot.

“We’re excited to be... more

Representatives of the Hispanic community in Johnson County pose with Chairman Ed Eilert after he proclaimed Hispanic Heritage Month Sept. 15-Oct. 15.
September 13, 2019

BOCC recognizes Hispanic Heritage Month

The Board of County Commissioners proclaimed the period from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, as Hispanic Heritage Month in Johnson County. Chairman Ed Eilert presented a certificate commemorating the occasion to Melisa Jimenez, who accepted on behalf of the... more

September 13, 2019

All residents asked to help with watershed master plans

The area just recently observed the anniversary of the epic Plaza flood on Sept. 12, 1977. Flooding remains a challenge in the region, particularly with heavy seasonal rains in the spring and fall. Couple that with the explosive growth in... more

September 12, 2019

Board of County Commissioners approves Solid Waste Management Plan

Every five years, the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment partners with the Solid Waste Management Committee to complete a solid waste management plan (SWMP) as required by Kansas law. This plan allows for the long-term management... more

BOCC update
September 12, 2019

BOCC update

More information including official minutes, votes and videos on all items is available at boccmeetings.jocogov.org.

BOCC actions for the week of... more

Veterans Treatment Court
September 12, 2019

JoCo Veterans Treatment Court celebrates two graduates

On Wednesday, Sept. 11, two men graduated the Johnson County Veterans Treatment Court program, after successfully completing comprehensive mental health and/or substance abuse treatment, a series of court appearances, drug and alcohol testing,... more

Photo of proclamation for Suicide prevention day
September 10, 2019

World Suicide Prevention Day

Sept. 10 marks World Suicide Prevention Day. On Aug. 29, the Board of County Commissioners proclaimed Sept. 10 as Suicide Prevention Day in Johnson County. There are many resources available to those who need them. Please visit the... more

September 10, 2019

Johnson County observes National Day of Service with volunteer opportunities

Wednesday, Sept. 11, is the 2019 National Day of Service and Remembrance, a federally-recognized day of unity and charitable service.

The 18th annual observance is asking American citizens and residents, locally and nationally, to... more

Theresa Freed interviewing Josh Powers for the podcast
September 9, 2019

JoCo on the Go: Micro Transit

During our sixth JoCo on the Go podcast episode, we’re discussing a pilot project that is helping Johnson County residents get from point A to point B in a new convenient and affordable way. Micro Transit functions as part of the... more

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