Several changes approved on Sept. 3 by the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners, meant to enhance the visibility of the county’s Aging Services program and reassign some of the department’s non-aging services to another county department, are effective today.
Previously, the department known as the Department of Human Services provided four distinct program areas:
The BOCC approved two key recommendations by the county manager, including:
Moving Housing Services and CDBG to Planning, Housing and Community Development provides a direct link to Transit which also resides in this department, consolidates inspection staff and leverages the experience in the Planning Department for implementing housing programs. The changes are expected to be completed by year’s end.
Online information about housing and community development is now available under the heading of Planning, Housing and Community Development.