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County News

January 17, 2019

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Event Postponed

Building the Beloved Community: Love is the Only Way will be the keynote at this year’s Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, delivered by Dr. Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Originally scheduled for 5...

Three employees pose for a photo at a table
January 16, 2019

County honors employees, retirees, LIA recipients at reception

Five hundred and thirty-two Johnson County employees and 85 retirees, collectively representing more than eight millenniums of public service, were honored Wednesday, Jan. 16, at the county’s 2019 Annual Employee Recognition Reception at the...

January 15, 2019

County hires 1st chief medical examiner to open facility

In addition to being the Johnson County Coroner, Dr. Diane C. Peterson is the county’s first chief medical examiner.  She notes that this designation was something that drew her to the position.

“The attraction to the job and Johnson...

January 14, 2019

Johnson County swears in commissioners, chairman

Across Kansas, it was swearing-in day for state and county officials elected in the 2018 general election. In Johnson County, the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) hearing room was standing room only with an overflow crowd as four...

man holding head in hands
January 9, 2019

Johnson County Named Mental Health First Aid Champion

One in five Americans struggles with mental illness. Fortunately, for those affected in Johnson County, they are increasingly being met with compassionate care from those who have participated in...

Adult walking young child to school.
January 8, 2019

Community partnerships help homeless students

Johnson County residents are best served when organizations throughout the community work together to solve problems and create solutions. That’s certainly the case for students in both the Olathe and Shawnee Mission school districts who are or...

woman reading to baby
January 7, 2019

Packet pick up available to JoCo child care providers

Kansas child care providers who are applying for or renewing a license are now legally required to submit to a comprehensive background check, which includes fingerprints for each individual residing, working or regularly volunteering in a...

citizens academy participants learning about county services
January 4, 2019

Registration open for JoCo Citizens Academy

Ever wonder what makes our county parks a national leader? Do you want an inside glimpse of the local election process? You can have these experiences and more while learning about the inner workings of Johnson County Government and discovering...

magazine covers
January 3, 2019

Keep an eye out

This week, the winter issue of JoCo Magazine and the January-February issue of The Best Times are landing in mailboxes across Johnson County.

JoCo Magazine is sent to all county residences and businesses on a quarterly basis. Our cover...

Commissioner-elect Becky Fast and Commissioner-elect Janeé Hanzlick
January 3, 2019

Meet the incoming commissioners

On Jan. 14, Johnson County will welcome two new Board of County Commissioners — Janeé Hanzlick, 4th District; and Becky Fast, 1st District. The elected officials are looking forward to serving residents as they emphasize strengthening social...

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