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BOCC update
April 30, 2021

BOCC April update

Here are highlights of the Board of County Commissioners’ actions and activities in April 2021. More information including official minutes, votes and videos on all items is available at boccmeetings.jocogov.org. The board took the following...

A face mask
April 29, 2021

County moves from order to recommendations for COVID-19 safety precautions

Today, the Board of County Commissioners did not extend its current public health order, which includes requirements for physical distancing in public spaces and the wearing of face masks. That order was effective from 12:01 a.m., on Friday,...

Ribbon cutting
April 26, 2021

John Barkley Plaza dedicated at Shawnee Mission Park

On Saturday, April 24, a new memorial plaza honoring the Johnson County park system’s first superintendent was officially dedicated by county and park leaders along with special speakers.

Located near a refurbished entrance to Shawnee...

A vaccine and a calendar
April 23, 2021

Vaccine distribution for next week in Johnson County

The CDC estimates that 15% of Johnson County's population is hesitant to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Johnson County is taking many steps to overcome vaccination hesitancy, including reaching out to various community groups and faith-based...

Case manager on the phone with a client
April 23, 2021

Study confirms Johnson County Sheriff, Mental Health Center reduce recidivism among people with mental illness

A new study from the University of Notre Dame’s Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities confirmed that Johnson County’s Brief Jail Mental Health Screening (BJMHS) and mental health outreach program significantly reduces the number of people...

People unloading hazardous household wastes from a resident's car
April 22, 2021

Celebrate Earth Day with action

Today is Earth Day…the perfect time to highlight the various ways Johnson County and the community are working together to help protect our environment and make it more sustainable. If you are looking for a way to honor Earth Day, we have several...

JoCo on the Go podcast logo
April 21, 2021

JoCo on the Go: Volunteering in Johnson County

On JoCo on the Go, episode #88, if you have a passion for helping others, are a life-long learning and want to make some new friends, this is the episode for you. Find out about the many opportunities to volunteer for Johnson County. You...

John Lewis Barkley Plaza
April 21, 2021

John Lewis Barkley Plaza dedication set for April 24

On Saturday, April 24, the John Lewis Barkley Plaza, honoring the first superintendent of Johnson County’s park system, will be officially dedicated near the newly...

Johnson County Logo
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...