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BOCC update
June 17, 2021

Board of County Commissioners update

More information including official minutes, votes and videos on all items is available at boccmeetings.jocogov.org.

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, physical distancing...

A person drinking a bottle of water in the hot sun
June 17, 2021

High temps in forecast; cool down at libraries

High temperatures nearing 100 degrees are in the forecast for the next few days. Residents who need a place to cool down are encouraged to visit one of the Johnson County Library’s 14 branches.

Libraries offer many services in addition to...

Flowing creek water
June 17, 2021

Public health advisory

In collaboration with Johnson County Wastewater (JCW), the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) has issued a public health advisory to residents living between 123rd Street and Metcalf and 123rd/124th Street and Roe...

first aid box
June 14, 2021

JoCo Mental Health Center offers resilience training

Johnson County Mental Health Center is offering free virtual resilience trainings through Pause First Academy for Johnson County staff and medical workers. JCMHC recognizes the demands of staff working on the front lines during the COVID-19...

Two Med-Act staff posed with a gurney outside of the ambulance
June 14, 2021

Johnson County EMS receives CARES Hallmark Award

Johnson County EMS (Emergency Medical Services) has received the CARES (Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival) Hallmark Award in recognition of its five-year participation and dedication to collecting out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest (OHCA)...

JoCo on the Go podcast logo
June 11, 2021

JoCo on the Go: Summer in the sun, cool in the pool

On JoCo on the Go, episode #94, hear from Johnson County Department of Health and Environment’s Stacie Province and Steve Vogelsang. They’ll talk about the dangers of extreme heat  and the importance of keeping a close eye on those most...

Project SEARCH participants at 2020 and 2021 graduation ceremony
June 8, 2021

Project SEARCH classes recognized at graduation ceremony

On Friday, Johnson County Developmental Supports and Johnson County Community College held a graduation ceremony for the 2020 and 2021 JCDS Project SEARCH classes!

Project SEARCH is an education and employment program for adults with...

June 4, 2021

Tax foreclosure auction coming soon

The next Johnson County tax foreclosure auction is scheduled for Tuesday, July 13 at 10 a.m., in Room 200 (lower level) of the Johnson County Administration Building, 111 South Cherry Street, Olathe, Kansas 66061. All bidders must register....

microphone with crowd
June 4, 2021

Johnson County hosts National Co-Responder Conference

On Monday, June 7, Johnson County Mental Health Center will host the second annual National Co-Responder Conference, in Olathe. The conference, held in Olathe, will include nearly 300 law enforcement officers, mental health professionals and...

2021 Theatre in the Park logo
June 4, 2021

Theatre in the Park begins 2021 season

On Friday, June 4, the  Johnson County’s Theatre in the Park (TIP) begins its 2021 season of five musical productions after cancelling its outdoor program last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Mamma Mia!” opens the summer outdoor...