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No Jury Trials on Monday, February 17th or Tuesday 18th, 2020 new

The service period for the February 17th through February 28th ...

Douglas County is seeking applications for the 2019/2020 Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge!

The competition — open to students in grades 6 through 12 — consists of preparing a written business plan or executive summary, a tradeshow booth, an elevator pitch and final presentation. Students compete for $3,500 in prize money:

Public feedback session for proposed county zoning regulations at the Douglas County Zoning and Codes Office, 3755 E. 25th Street.

The Douglas County Zoning and Codes Department is proposing changes to the Zoning and Subdivision Regulations for unincorporated Douglas County. Staff will provide an overview of the changes at the meeting and then encourage residents to share feedback.

Public feedback session for proposed county zoning regulations at Lawrence Virtual School (formerly Wakarusa School), 1104 E. 1000 Road.

The Douglas County Zoning and Codes Department is proposing changes to the Zoning and Subdivision Regulations for unincorporated Douglas County. Staff will provide an overview of the changes at the meeting and then encourage residents to share feedback.

Public feedback session for proposed county zoning regulations at Historic Taylor Barn, 1827 E. 1150 Road.

The Douglas County Zoning and Codes Department is proposing changes to the Zoning and Subdivision Regulations for unincorporated Douglas County. Staff will provide an overview of the changes at the meeting and then encourage residents to share feedback.

The public is invited to an open meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, at the Marion Springs School Building, 316 E. 900 Road, to learn about the historic building survey process and to meet Susan Ford and Stan and Joni Hernly, the consultants who will be conducting the survey.

The survey will begin this fall and is scheduled to be completed by January 2020.

Community Education Breakfast (two or more Commissioners may be in attendance).

5-8:00 p.m.: Annual Old West Lawrence Picnic. Two or more County Commissioners may be in attendance.

About 140 athletes will compete in the 2019 CSCAA National Collegiate Open Water Swimming Championship at Lone Star Lake on Saturday, Sept. 14! The men’s race is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. and the women’s race will be at 10 a.m. 

The event has been held at Lone Star Lake for the past three years, and is presented by KU and the College Swimming Coaches Association of America.

Schedule for lake use:

Thursday, Sept. 12 - The course will be set up, but the lake will remain open.

Douglas County has partnered with United Way of the Plains and Johnson County to provide MyResource Connection, a new website where residents can locate hundreds of services. The website is Douglas.MyResourceConnection.org.

The Douglas County Long-term Recovery Committee is finalizing the list of unmet community needs following the May 28 tornado and August 1 flood event.

Representatives from Douglas County will be calling individuals who indicated additional needs using 2-1-1.

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