About the County Commission

Johnson County voters elect a seven-member Board of County Commissioners to represent them and maintain a desirable quality of life. By their votes, citizens empower the County Commission to make all the laws and determine the health, safety and public welfare policies for Johnson County Government agencies.

What does the Johnson County Commission do?

The Johnson County Commission:

  • Meets weekly (Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. in the County Administration Building, 111 South Cherry Street, Olathe)

  • Enacts laws not covered by state or federal government

  • Appropriates County funds and adopts the County budget

  • Appoints the

    • County Manager

    • County Auditor

    • Citizen volunteers to numerous boards and commissions

What does the Johnson County Government do?

Johnson County employs more than 4,000 people and has full jurisdiction over the unincorporated areas of the county and limited jurisdiction within 20 municipalities. The County also operates five agencies and 34 departments. They include: