A virtual ribbon-cutting ceremony for Transitions, hosted by the Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center and Douglas County, will be at noon, Friday, Nov. 20. The event will be live streamed on the Bert Nash Center Facebook page at facebook.com/bertnashcenter.
Douglas County Government’s offices will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 11, for Veterans Day. The Douglas County Commission will not have a meeting.
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Emergency Dispatch Center and Criminal Justice Services will be operating. If you have an emergency, please call 911. If you have a non-emergency, call 785-843–0250.
General Election 2020 results for Douglas County will be published at: http://dgcoks.org/election2020.
A temporary, supported campground was set up on Nov. 3 in Woody Park. The campground will provide temporary shelter for up to 20 individuals with underlying health conditions living in unsheltered, unsafe living environments as screened and identified by the Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center Homeless Outreach Team (HOT).
A ribbon-cutting ceremony for The Cottages at Green Lake, 930 W. Second St., will be at noon Friday, Nov. 6. The Cottages will provide permanent supportive housing for individuals with serious persistent mental illness. Supportive housing is a combination of affordable housing and supportive services designed to help vulnerable individuals and families use stable housing as a platform for health and recovery.
Need to get rid of an old TV, phone or computer? The Lawrence & Douglas County Sustainability Office has teamed up with Teknix Solutions to offer an Electronics Recycling event. The event will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, in the KU parking lot at the northwest corner of Iowa Street and Clinton Parkway.
Materials that will be accepted:
Lawrence Mayor Jennifer Ananda facilitated a discussion about data analysis for racial and ethnic disparities during the Douglas County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council’s virtual meeting on Oct. 14. Ananda chairs the Racial and Ethnic Disparities work group, which was seeking direction from the Council members about what they would hope to learn from an analysis of racial data.
For example, she asked: Do you want to focus on individual behaviors or policies, procedures and statutes that are disproportionately impacting the community.
Notice of Sheriff's Sale of real estate situated in Douglas County, Kansas on November 18, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. in the courtyard located between the Judicial and Law Enforcement Center, 111 East 11th Street, Lawrence, Kansas, and the Douglas County Historic Courthouse, 1100 Massachusetts Street, Lawrence, Kansas.
Several heritage organizations in the area are partnering on an exciting digital offering for the public: The Great Douglas County History Hunt. From October 30 to November 8, the public can take a GPS-enabled tour of county historic sites and be entered in a drawing for valuable prize baskets.
A groundbreaking ceremony for the crisis recovery center will be at noon Friday, October 23. The center, 1000 W. Second St., will be located on the Treatment and Recovery Campus of Douglas County and will serve adults and children with serious mental illness, substance use disorders and addiction issues.