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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...

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,...

Photo of proclamation for Suicide prevention day
September 10, 2019

World Suicide Prevention Day

Sept. 10 marks World Suicide Prevention Day. On Aug. 29, the Board of County Commissioners proclaimed Sept. 10 as Suicide Prevention Day in Johnson County. There are many resources available to those who need them. Please visit the...

September 10, 2019

Johnson County observes National Day of Service with volunteer opportunities

Wednesday, Sept. 11, is the 2019 National Day of Service and Remembrance, a federally-recognized day of unity and charitable service.

The 18th annual observance is asking American citizens and residents, locally and nationally, to...

Theresa Freed interviewing Josh Powers for the podcast
September 9, 2019

JoCo on the Go: Micro Transit

During our sixth JoCo on the Go podcast episode, we’re discussing a pilot project that is helping Johnson County residents get from point A to point B in a new convenient and affordable way. Micro Transit functions as part of the...

Bird's eye view of Sunset Building and parking lot project
September 6, 2019

Parking lot improvements coming

If you visit the Johnson County Sunset Drive Office Building located near 119th St. and Ridgeview Rd. in Olathe, you’ll notice construction work taking place in the parking lot over the next two months. This weekend, crews will kick off asphalt...

JoCo booth at Old Settlers event
September 5, 2019

Test your JoCo knowledge at Old Settlers

How much do you know about Johnson County? Come test your trivia skills with our Spin-to-Win wheel at Johnson County Old Settlers in downtown Olathe! We will have a booth at this event today, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day....

Citizens Academy
September 5, 2019

Fall session of Citizens Academy gets underway

Dozens of Johnson County residents, this week, began a journey to gain greater insight into their county government. The Citizens Academy Program got underway on Thursday, Sept. 5. The program seeks to enhance citizen knowledge of county...

September 4, 2019

First-ever landlord recruiter begins duties at Housing Services

Pam Harris has recently joined Johnson County Housing Services as its first-ever landlord recruiter. In this newly-created role, she will work with existing and new landlords to expand affordable housing options for Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)...

theresa and dan discussing the courthouse during podcast recording
September 3, 2019

JoCo on the Go: Major building projects updates

During our fifth JoCo on the Go podcast episode, we’re discussing some of the major Johnson County building projects, including the Johnson County Courthouse and the Medical Examiner Facility. This episode includes a conversation with...