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Johnson County Public Works crews cleaning up tornado debris
May 31, 2019

Johnson County employees help nearby tornado ravaged communities

Several Johnson County employees are helping communities recover after a large and violent tornado left a path of destruction in Douglas and Leavenworth counties this week.

The EF-4 tornado hit the Kansas City Metropolitan Area at about 6:...

Lenexa City Center Library rendering
May 31, 2019

New library, new museum exhibit open this weekend

The new Lenexa City Center Library will open its doors to the public on Sunday, June 2, 2019.  A ribbon cutting will open the doors at 8778 Penrose Lane promptly at 1 p.m...

Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse
May 30, 2019

Grand Opening for Meadowbrook Park now rescheduled for June 22

Due to excessive rain and forecasts calling for additional precipitation in the near future, the grand opening for the Meadowbrook Park and Clubhouse has been postponed and is now set for Saturday June 22. The new park is located at 9101 Nall Ave...

Budget 2020 in scrabble tiles
May 29, 2019

Final day of budget proposal presentations

On Thursday, May 30, the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC), as a Committee of the Whole, will review budget proposals for FY 2020 from representatives from departments and agencies providing infrastructure services to the county...

Shawnee Mission Park beach
May 24, 2019

Time to hit Johnson County beaches, marinas and pools

It’s hard to believe, but it’s time to hit the Johnson County beaches, marinas and pools.

Starting tomorrow, May 25, the Shawnee Mission Park beach and marina will be open daily for the summer season. The Roeland Park Aquatic Center will...

blood pressure check
May 23, 2019

JoCo health clinics temporarily closed for training

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment’s health clinics in Mission and Olathe will be temporarily closed after Memorial Day for staff training on a new electronic medical records system.

Walk-in services (immunizations,...

2019 portrait of the Board of County Commissioners
May 22, 2019

BOCC changes to new legislative management tool

The public has a new web link to view BOCC meetings online and access meeting agendas, minutes and other documents.  Johnson County has switched from the SIRE Technologies platform to OnBase by Hyland. Beginning May 23, all BOCC meeting...

May 22, 2019

County departments to present proposed budgets for FY 2020

On Thursday, May 23, the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners, as a Committee of the Whole, will review budget proposals for FY 2020 from representatives from departments and agencies providing Health and Human Services, Leadership and...

appraiser's office sign
May 20, 2019

Residents and businesses appeal NOAVs, adjustments reported

The Johnson County Appraiser’s Office announces that all informal appeal result letters will be mailed today, Monday, May 20, and all appeal adjustments will be updated online tomorrow, May 21. For the first time this year, homeowners had the...

A universe of stories in text. image of space
May 20, 2019

Summer Reading program launches today

Each May, as the school year comes to an end, students throughout Johnson County get a break from their studies to enjoy the warm weather and free time. Johnson County Library wants to keep kids engaged with reading even when school isn’t in...