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BOCC update
August 22, 2019

BOCC update

Here is a recap of the Board of County Commissioners meeting this week and a look ahead to next week. More information including official minutes, votes and videos on all items is available at...

Peak Performance Award
August 22, 2019

Johnson County Wastewater receives national recognition

NACWA's (National Association of Clean Water Agencies) annual Peak Performance Awards recognize wastewater treatment programs who have outstanding...

little brown bat with large ears
August 21, 2019

Rabies is fatal, but preventable

Recently, there have been reports of rabid bats in the metro area. The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) works in conjunction with local animal control officers (ACOs) and community service officers (CSOs) in Johnson...

Penny Postoak Ferguson and Chairman Eilert in front of microphones
August 19, 2019

JoCo on the Go: JoCo 2020 budget

During our third JoCo on the Go podcast episode, we’re taking a closer look at the county’s 2020 budget. This episode includes a conversation with Johnson County Board of County Commissioners Chairman Ed Eilert and Johnson County Manager...

little girl walking to school with father
August 16, 2019

Consider adding NotifyJoCo to your Back to School list

Register for NotifyJoCo

NotifyJoCo is a free mass notification system designed to keep Johnson County residents informed of emergencies and certain non-emergency events.


JCPRD employee with kids
August 15, 2019

Hot job opportunity for those who like to work with children

The Johnson County Park & Recreation District is looking for energetic, fun and caring individuals who like working with elementary school-aged children. JCPRD is hiring before and after school positions (Monday through...

August 13, 2019

Johnson County celebrates milestone in courthouse construction

The structure has been completed for the new Johnson County Courthouse under construction in downtown Olathe.

On Tuesday, Aug. 13, a “topping out” ceremony at the construction site raised the last steel beam 228 feet to the courthouse’s...

recording of JoCo on the Go with Theresa Freed, a Mental Health team leader and a local teen
August 12, 2019

Keep kids healthy as they head back to school, JoCo on the Go

During our second JoCo on the Go podcast episode, we’re taking a closer look at how to keep children healthy, both mentally and physically, throughout the school year. Episode guests include Johnson County Health and Environment (DHE)...

Budget 2020
August 8, 2019

Johnson County adopts FY 2020 Budget with constant mill levy

On August 8, 2019, the Johnson County Board of Commissioners (BOCC) adopted a $1.26 billion budget for next year with a constant mill levy.

The BOCC approved the county’s FY 2020 Budget with an estimated mill levy of 26.013 mills, the same...

August 8, 2019

Comprehensive accessibility efforts underway

A new Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) begins in September with an outreach focusing on Johnson County’s Deaf community.

Offered by the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE), the program is unusual in two ways: Not...