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September 30, 2019

Johnson County DA hosts documentary screening and discussion

The public is invited to the screening of Roll Red Roll, a documentary about sexual assault and a community’s response.

The documentary screening, co-hosted by COMVAC and the Johnson County Attorney’s Victim Assistance Unit, tells...

September 30, 2019

JoCo on the Go: Cyber security, staying safe

During our ninth JoCo on the Go podcast episode, we’re talking about the latest scams and tactics criminals are using on the internet and through phones to capture people’s confidential information. Johnson County information technology...

BOCC update
September 30, 2019

September 2019 at the BOCC

Here are some highlights of the Board of County Commissioners’ actions and activities in September 2019. More information including official minutes, votes and videos on all items is available at ...

CDDO Resource Fair 2018
September 27, 2019

An important event for IDD population

The Johnson County Community Developmental Disabilities Organization (CDDO) will host its second annual Resource Fair and Marketplace 2-7 p.m., Oct. 3 at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center located at 8788 Metcalf Ave. in Overland Park...

September 27, 2019

Evening in the Park features concert, movie on Sept. 28

An Evening in the Park, with a free outdoor concert and movie showing, is scheduled Saturday, Sept. 28, in Shawnee Mission Park.

The special event by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District (JCPRD) features a 90-minute concert by...

September 26, 2019

Johnson County Square "pop-up" meetings set

When you think of a new Johnson County Square, what comes to mind? What would you, your family and/or friends like to enjoy there?

Johnson County, in coordination with the city of Olathe and a steering committee of community members, is...

September 26, 2019

Evening of Latino art, music and poetry at Johnson County Museum

Earlier this month, the Board of County Commissioners proclaimed the period from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 as Hispanic Heritage Month in Johnson County. Hispanic Heritage Month was established to recognize the contributions of Hispanic and Latino...

Jeff Stewart JCPRD executive director
September 24, 2019

JCPRD Board of Commissioners announce Stewart’s appointment

Effective Sept. 21, Deputy Director Jeff Stewart of JCPRD assumed the chair of executive director of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.

Stewart follows former Executive Director Jill Geller, who announced her resignation in...

new voting machines 2019
September 24, 2019

National Voter Registration Day - Sept. 24

National Voter Registration Day is a great reminder to get registered to vote. Voting is an important part of our democracy and getting registered to vote is the first step to getting your voice heard. If you have questions about the upcoming...

September 23, 2019

Johnson County Government collects 160 tons of food for area food pantries

Nearly 60,000 Johnson Countians do not know where their next meal is coming from

Johnson County’s 2019 Feed the Need campaign will donate the equivalent of 160 tons of food to seven local food pantries. Campaign...