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An SUV driving on a gravel road with a trail of dust behind it
January 17, 2020

BOCC approves dust control cost sharing program

Johnson County still has about 135 miles of gravel roads. One of the issues that comes with living on a gravel road is dealing with the dust created by traffic. The dust gets in the air, on your vehicle, in your house, and it can be a nuisance.... more

Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 17, 2020

Johnson County offices closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Johnson County Government offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

At its meeting Thursday, the Board of County Commissioners proclaimed Jan. 20, 2020, as Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in... more

A woman with her hand up covering her face
January 16, 2020

Don’t suffer in silence

You may have heard the terrible news recently about one of our own county employees, Georgia Leming Petsch. She was killed last week, allegedly due to domestic violence. Georgia had been a residential direct support professional with Johnson... more

BOCC update
January 16, 2020

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 January 13, 2020... more

Employees at a reception
January 16, 2020

Johnson County celebrates employees with milestone years of service, Leadership in Action award winners

Johnson County Government celebrated 470 employees who’d reached milestones ranging from five to 40 years of service at a reception on Tuesday in Overland Park.

We also said a fond farewell and thank you to 77 employees who’d recently... more

January 15, 2020

Join Kansas City's Mental Health First Aid Day

On Friday, January 31, Johnson County Mental Health Center will join mental health centers across the metro for Mental Health First Aid Day.

Each of the seven community behavioral health centers serving the KC metro will provide Mental... more

Resident and radon expert recording podcast
January 13, 2020

JoCo on the Go: Know your radon level

JoCo on the Go podcast episode #24 addresses radon awareness. Radon is a prevalent issue in Johnson County, with high levels being found in homes throughout our community. K-State Research and Extension agent Denise Dias shares how you... more

Governor's proclamation signing
January 10, 2020

Have you had your home tested for radon?

Radon is a colorless, odorless and tasteless gas that can have serious health consequences, including lung cancer, when excess levels are present in your home. On Tuesday, Dec. 18, Johnson County K-State Extension Agent Denise Dias was at the... more

January 10, 2020

Johnson County makes progress on major building projects

Two of the county’s largest building projects are coming along on time and on budget.

This month, county leaders, including Fifth District Commissioner Michael Ashcraft and County Manager Penny Postoak Ferguson, toured the construction... more

A person looking into a full mailbox
January 8, 2020

Watch for January election ballots in mail

The Johnson County Election Office will mail ballots for the Blue Valley School District (bond election) and City of Merriam (sales tax election) mail ballot elections today, Wednesday, Jan... more