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Public Works crews clean up debris following a tornado in Leavenworth County
June 11, 2019

Johnson County staff complete tornado recovery assistance

Several Johnson County departments played integral roles in advance notification of the EF-4 tornado that struck the Kansas City Metropolitan Area on Tuesday, May 28. 

Following the disaster, more Johnson County staff responded to requests...

The Best Times magazine and awards won
June 11, 2019

JoCo's The Best Times magazine wins numerous awards

The Best Times Magazine received six writing awards Saturday, June 8, at the Kansas City Press Club’s 2019 Heart of America Awards Banquet.

The Heart of America Awards handed out annually by the KC Press Club, which is the local chapter of...

Aspire to Excellence Seal from CARF accreditation
June 6, 2019

Johnson County Mental Health Center earns maximum accreditation

CARF International has issued a Three-Year Accreditation to Johnson County Mental Health Center (JCMHC) for several of its programs after an extensive evaluation process. JCMHC is one of only two Community Mental Health Centers in Kansas with...

flooded area
June 5, 2019

JoCo program helps to protect against basement flooding

Recent heavy rain events have left some Johnson County homeowners with the frustrating challenge of basement backups caused by the surcharging of sanitary sewers.

Johnson County Wastewater (JCW) wants to help residents better protect their...

Project SEARCH graduation
June 4, 2019

Congratulations Project SEARCH graduates!

The fifth year of Project SEARCH is in the books! Twelve interns recently graduated from this program, which is facilitated each year by Johnson County Developmental Supports (JCDS). Friends and family attended the ceremony on June 1 at Johnson...