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April 16, 2021

Johnson Countians may receive critical funds for housing, utilities

Johnson County families still under financial strain due to the COVID-19 pandemic can stay in their homes, keep current on their utility bills and stay connected. Relief funds are available through the Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC)...

vaccine and calendar
April 16, 2021

Vaccine distribution for next week in Johnson County

Johnson County Department of Health and Environment reached record vaccination numbers this week, with 3,120 people vaccinated on April 14 at the Lenexa site. This is the most people vaccinated in one day at that location. By the end of Saturday...

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April 16, 2021

JoCo on the Go: 911..what’s your emergency?

On JoCo on the Go, episode #87, if you or a loved one suffers a medical emergency, do you know what to do? Hear from a Johnson County Emergency Management and Communications expert who will talk about how staff members are helping save...

Elderly couple taking selfie
April 16, 2021

Johnson County recognized as a Community for All Ages

On Friday, April 16, the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) honored Johnson County for becoming more age friendly.

Johnson County is the first county in the Kansas City region to receive Communities for All Ages (CFAA) recognition.

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Emergency dispatcher in front of three computer screens
April 16, 2021

Telephone CPR impacts cardiac arrest survival in Johnson County

Acknowledging the important role bystanders play in impacting cardiac arrest survival, with guided assistance from telecommunicators, Johnson County Emergency Management and Communications implemented Resuscitation Quality Improvement®...

BOCC update
April 15, 2021

Board of County Commissioners update

The Board of County Commissioners resumed meeting in the Hearing Room on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 9:30 am. To reduce the spread of COVID-19, physical distancing will be observed in the Hearing Room, with limited seating in the adjacent lobby...

69 highway
April 15, 2021

Virtual public meeting - U.S. 69

Do you live, work or travel along U.S. 69? If so, please join the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT), the Kansas Turnpike Authority (KTA) and the City of Overland Park to learn more about the U.S. 69 Expansion Project. The public meeting...

workers at Okun Fieldhouse
April 15, 2021

County celebrates National Volunteer Week

In observation of National Volunteer Week, the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners issued a proclamation Thursday, April 15, dedicating the week of April 18-24 to the annual observance.

Erin Moeder, volunteers and programs...

miniature house on a table next to a graph and calculator
April 14, 2021

BOCC reviews housing study results

Ensuring attainable housing choice options remains a high priority for the Board of County Commissioners. A housing market and needs assessment study, involving Johnson County, its 19 city partners and United Community Services was recently...

Lenexa City Center Library
April 14, 2021

County libraries return to regular hours

The Johnson County Library will return to regular hours over the next month after a year of reduced hours and services due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In-person events, access to children’s toys and the MakerSpace will remain suspended but...

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