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September 18, 2019

Johnson County adds first all-electric vehicle to its fleet

Johnson County Government’s fleet has an exciting addition this month: the county’s first all-electric vehicle, a Nissan Leaf. The vehicle will be used primarily by the Department of Health and Environment’s air quality compliance specialist,...

September 17, 2019

Johnson County Museum receives 2019 Award of Excellence

The Johnson County Museum has received a 2019 Award of Excellence for its recent temporary exhibition, The Turbulent Twenties. The award was presented to the museum at the recent annual meeting of the American Association for State and...

Story time at library
September 17, 2019

Library Celebrates Early Literacy Program on Social Media

This week, you can participate in the Johnson County Library’s social media challenge celebrating the 10th anniversary of its early literacy program. The “6 by 6, Ready to Read” program...

JoCo on the Go recording with Theresa Freed and Chris Carter
September 16, 2019

JoCo on the Go: Veterans Treatment Court

During our seventh JoCo on the Go podcast episode, we’re discussing Johnson County’s Veterans Treatment Court program, which provides qualified veterans who have come in contact with the criminal justice system, with an alternative to...

Johnson County receives award
September 13, 2019

JoCo wins Innovation of the Year award

On Friday, Sept. 13, Johnson County was recognized for Innovation of the Year, during the 2019 Midwest/Southwest Transit Conference, in Kansas City, Missouri. The recognition is for the county’s Micro Transit pilot.

“We’re excited to be...

Representatives of the Hispanic community in Johnson County pose with Chairman Ed Eilert after he proclaimed Hispanic Heritage Month Sept. 15-Oct. 15.
September 13, 2019

BOCC recognizes Hispanic Heritage Month

The Board of County Commissioners proclaimed the period from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, as Hispanic Heritage Month in Johnson County. Chairman Ed Eilert presented a certificate commemorating the occasion to Melisa Jimenez, who accepted on behalf of the...

September 13, 2019

All residents asked to help with watershed master plans

The area just recently observed the anniversary of the epic Plaza flood on Sept. 12, 1977. Flooding remains a challenge in the region, particularly with heavy seasonal rains in the spring and fall. Couple that with the explosive growth in...

September 12, 2019

Board of County Commissioners approves Solid Waste Management Plan

Every five years, the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment partners with the Solid Waste Management Committee to complete a solid waste management plan (SWMP) as required by Kansas law. This plan allows for the long-term management...

BOCC update
September 12, 2019

BOCC update

More information including official minutes, votes and videos on all items is available at boccmeetings.jocogov.org.

BOCC actions for the week of...

Veterans Treatment Court
September 12, 2019

JoCo Veterans Treatment Court celebrates two graduates

On Wednesday, Sept. 11, two men graduated the Johnson County Veterans Treatment Court program, after successfully completing comprehensive mental health and/or substance abuse treatment, a series of court appearances, drug and alcohol testing,...