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January 15, 2020

Join Kansas City's Mental Health First Aid Day

On Friday, January 31, Johnson County Mental Health Center will join mental health centers across the metro for Mental Health First Aid Day.

Each of the seven community behavioral health centers serving the KC metro will provide Mental...

Resident and radon expert recording podcast
January 13, 2020

JoCo on the Go: Know your radon level

JoCo on the Go podcast episode #24 addresses radon awareness. Radon is a prevalent issue in Johnson County, with high levels being found in homes throughout our community. K-State Research and Extension agent Denise Dias shares how you...

Governor's proclamation signing
January 10, 2020

Have you had your home tested for radon?

Radon is a colorless, odorless and tasteless gas that can have serious health consequences, including lung cancer, when excess levels are present in your home. On Tuesday, Dec. 18, Johnson County K-State Extension Agent Denise Dias was at the...

January 10, 2020

Johnson County makes progress on major building projects

Two of the county’s largest building projects are coming along on time and on budget.

This month, county leaders, including Fifth District Commissioner Michael Ashcraft and County Manager Penny Postoak Ferguson, toured the construction...

A person looking into a full mailbox
January 8, 2020

Watch for January election ballots in mail

The Johnson County Election Office will mail ballots for the Blue Valley School District (bond election) and City of Merriam (sales tax election) mail ballot elections today, Wednesday, Jan...

Wes Root and Brian Pietig being interviewed on podcast
January 6, 2020

JoCo on the Go: Preparing for winter weather

JoCo on the Go podcast episode #23 is filled with great information about how Johnson County’s Emergency Operations Center works closely with the National Weather Service to stay ahead of winter storms. Meteorologist Ray Christensen...

Chairman Ed Eilert addressing an academy class
January 2, 2020

Want to learn more about Johnson County? Apply for JoCo Academy!

Learn about the inner workings of Johnson County Government and how you can get more involved in our community through JoCo Academy (formerly called Citizens Academy)! The Spring 2020 program will meet every Tuesday for 10 weeks, February 11th...