Connect Johnson County

Welcome to Connect Johnson County!

Connect Johnson County is our new event registration and subscriber portal. In the coming months, we'll use this website to post classroom and online training opportunities. Many Johnson County departments and agencies provide training and informative classes for our citizens. Connect Johnson County will be your headquarters, and registration point, for many of these classes. 

In addition to event registration, we'll bring you subscriber access to many county related newsletters, reports, and announcements. The best part about Connect Johnson County is that you'll have access to these features using a single user account.

Online or in the classroom is a great way to connect with Johnson County government, but did you know we also provide a library of informative and helpful videos? Johnson County has a YouTube channel with videos on County Projects, BOCC Board Meetings, Facebook Live, Environmental tips and tricks, Emergency Preparedness, and much more. We've even added a couple of the latest videos to this website for your enjoyment.

Providing you access to these resources takes time and planning, so please 'pardon our dust' as we tweak and massage the website in our attempt to Connect Johnson County with you. Please return often to see what new things we might have added since your last visit.

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Licensing Classes

The first step to starting a child care facility is to attend an orientation meeting. To start a home day care - register for Child Care Classes and sign up for Information Meeting (orientation). To start a child care center - call Eldonna Chesnut at (913) 477-8366 to set up your individual orientation. 

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment's Child Care Licensing division works with all child care facilities in Johnson County. According to Kansas Child Care Licensing Law, anyone providing care for children other than those related by blood, marriage, or adoption, must be licensed with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

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Healthy Life Classes

We are providing 10-hours of 'Feel Better' classes to help you kick-start a healthy new year. Classes on cooking healthy, exercise, managing stress, and quitting smoking are being offered at the Central Resource Library starting January 3rd. Classes are ongoing. Come to ANY or ALL! Drop-ins welcome any time during the series. 

>> Learn more about the classes provided
>> Register for the Healthy Life series

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Winter weather preparedness tips from Johnson County Emergency Management: review your family plan and make sure you have enough food and water for 72 hours; stay current with the latest weather forecasts and warnings; advisories are issued when winter weather creates travel delays and safety issues, whereas warnings mean that weather could be life threatening. Visit www.joco72.org for more emergency preparedness info!

>> County YouTube Channel

Video Rendering of New Johnson County Courthouse
The design-build team for the new Johnson County Courthouse presented this video rendering of the new facility to the Board of County Commissioners Committee of the Whole.

>> County YouTube Channel

Ambulance Design Group
See how paramedics from Johnson County Med-Act promote public safety as well as their own, by designing new ambulances themselves.

>> County YouTube Channel

Johnson County Election Commissioner explains new voting equipment
Johnson County Election Commission Ronnie Metsker walks Social Media Specialist Keith Davenport through how to use the proposed new voting equipment, to be voted upon by the Board of County Commissioners on May 17, 2018.

>> County YouTube Channel