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September 14, 2017

Johnson County celebrates the DSPs this week

This week is Direct Support Professionals (DSP) Recognition Week. DSPs compose most of the staff at Johnson County Developmental Supports, a county agency that supports people...

September 13, 2017

Welcome to new Planning, Development and Codes Director

Jay Leipzig assumed his duties as the county’s new Planning and Development Director on Sept. 11. He brings 24 years of experience in planning and development and most recently he had served as Community and Economic Development Director for the...

We the people
September 12, 2017

District Court to host Constitution Day

On Sept. 17, 1787, our nation’s Founding Fathers signed the Constitution, and this week, Johnson County District Court will host a series of events to celebrate Constitution Day — to honor the formation and signing of the United States and Kansas...

September 8, 2017

Park Palooza offers fun for all ages on Sept. 17

A new special event, called Park Palooza, will offer a day filled with activities for all ages from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, at Shawnee Mission Park to thank patrons of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District for their...

September 7, 2017

Want to do business with us? Attend our vendor fair!

There are literally thousands of business opportunities within Johnson County Government each year. Because county leaders are interested in providing the best products and services possible for Johnson County residents, they also wish to...

September 6, 2017

Big Read program includes special exhibit at library

With the launch of a special exhibit, “The Art of War-Gifts of Peace: The Unknowns,” Johnson County Library is participating in the Kansas City metropolitan region’s  2017 National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Big Read program.

The exhibit...

kids playing at park
September 5, 2017

Your input is needed for two inclusive playgrounds

The Johnson County Park & Recreation District (JCPRD) is developing its first inclusive playgrounds. JCPRD is planning to build one inclusive playground in Stilwell Community Park and another in Shawnee Mission Park, with construction this...

September 5, 2017

Old Settlers festival features Johnson County booths

The 2017 Johnson County Old Settlers celebration with crowds of people, craft and food booths, carnival rides and nightly live music, is set to return for its 119th year from Thursday, Sept. 7 through Saturday, Sept. 9 in downtown Olathe.


2017 Disasters don't plan ahead. YOU CAN.
September 1, 2017

September is National Preparedness Month

This September, National Preparedness Month focuses on planning under the theme — “Disasters don’t plan ahead. You can.”

As recent severe weather and other event have affected people in Johnson County and communities across the U.S., we...