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Jury Trial on Monday, March 18th, 2019 new

The jurors for the March 18th session are now in service. Jurors ...

LABORER - SUMMER (Job ID: 19-013) new

Deadline to Apply: 31 May 2019 @ 5:00 p.m.

12:00 p.m. - Joint meeting with the City Commission, County Commission and Planning Commission on Comprehensive Plan. No County Business will be conducted.

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Criminal Justice Coordinating Council Meeting. Two or more Commissioners may attend. No County business will be conducted by the Commissioners.

Improving Behavioral Health in Douglas County:
Before you vote, be informed.

Douglas County is proposing a quarter-cent sales tax that will generate an estimated $4.9 million annually to help finance and maintain a behavioral health recovery campus including a crisis center, supportive housing and prevention programs.

Behavioral Health Flyer - Color
Quarter-cent Sales Tax Ballot Language


October 18th, 2018
11:00am – 12:30pm
Meeting at Douglas County Public Works

1. Review and approve CJCC meeting minutes from June 12th, 2018

2. Stepping Up Initiative presentation on initial data analysis - Council of State Governments Justice Center.  Kati Habert/Deputy Program Director Behavioral Health, Jessica Gonzales/ Senior Research Associate

3. CJCC Retreat debrief - Robert Bieniecki

4. New business/discussion

5. Public comment

*Next meeting November 13th, 2018

Lawrence, Kan.—The second of two full-scale emergency exercises in recent weeks will take place in Lawrence on Tuesday, Oct. 9. Tuesday’s exercise also will have a transportation-related hazardous materials theme, but this scenario will also focus on a response to a mass casualty incident, which will drive a more involved response, according to Teri Smith, Douglas County’s Director of Emergency Management. 

The Kaw Valley Farm Tour Heritage Sites online tour provides a deeper understanding of the rich agricultural heritage of the area and to showcase historic buildings that were and continue to be part of the cultural fabric of Kansas. This tour is coordinated by the Douglas County Heritage Conservation Council and the Douglas County Heritage office which work to ensure the conservation of Douglas County’s natural and cultural resources.

3:30 p.m. - City/County/School District Joint Meeting. (see attached agenda)

City-County-School District Joint Meeting
September 19, 2018
Douglas County Fairgrounds, Flory Meeting Hall
Informal social gathering:  3:00-3:30 p.m.
Formal Meeting: 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

3:30 – 3:40        Welcome and Introductions - Nancy Thellman, Chair, Douglas County Board of County Commissioners

3:40 – 4:30       Collaborative Opportunities to Serve Douglas County Youth Behavioral Health Needs

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Criminal Justice Coordinating Council Strategic Planning Retreat. Two or more Commissioners may attend.

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