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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...

Johnson County Wastewater employees who traveled to Ottawa to assist
August 7, 2019

Area counterparts come to the rescue in a flood emergency

In early August 2019, several Johnson County employees answered the call for help from Franklin County and the city of Ottawa who requested emergency resources following 6-8 inches of rain. The deluge in addition to rivers which were already...

JoCo on the Go logo "Everything Johnson County Kansas" with Johnson County logo, background in blue
August 6, 2019

Johnson County launches podcast, JoCo on the Go

Johnson County Government is proud to announce the launch of its new podcast, JoCo on the Go. The initial episode, released on Tuesday, Aug. 6, features guests Jill Geller, Park and Recreation District executive director, and Bill Maasen...

medical examiner building under construction
August 5, 2019

Opioid Grant Funds Promote Efficiency at Medical Examiner’s Office

It can take up to two months for a toxicology screen to be completed following the death of an individual. Chief Medical Examiner Diane Peterson, M.D., with the Johnson County Medical Examiner’s Office, hopes to cut that time to 10 days with new...

girl receiving vaccine in her arm
August 2, 2019

Parents urged to vaccinate children before school starts

Johnson County Department of Health and Environment begins back-to-school immunizations.

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) joins others around the metro area in urging parents to make sure their...

Mary Beverly, Peyton and Penny Postoak Ferguson
August 2, 2019

County Manager promotes volunteerism in WIC community garden

Johnson County Manager Penny Postoak Ferguson and her daughter, Peyton, spent the morning of Tuesday, July 30, volunteering in the WIC community garden. It was an opportunity to spend quality time with family and support one of the many volunteer...