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September 23, 2019

JoCo on the Go: Crisis Intervention Teams

During our eighth JoCo on the Go podcast episode, we’re discussing the county’s Crisis Intervention Team program, which promotes coordinated response between law enforcement and mental health experts. The CIT-trained officers respond to...

a flooded residential area
September 20, 2019

Be prepared for severe weather

The month of September is National Preparedness Month. Johnson County has experienced its share of severe weather and some near misses just this spring. 

As Assistant...

papercrete works worker smiling
September 19, 2019

BOCC recognizes Papercrete Works

A county program called Papercrete Works that provides community employment opportunities for people with disabilities, along with the county team who manages the program, received recognition from the Board of County Commissioners today.

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...