Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

Photo via SM North on Twitter.
Photo via SM North on Twitter.

SM North’s Aaron Davidson named Kansas cross country coach of the year. SM North cross country coach Aaron Davidson this weekend accepted the Kansas Cross Country and Track and Field Coaches Association’s cross country coach of the year award. Davidson coached the Indians girls team to its first-ever state title this school year.

MARC seeking public input on future for regional transportation system. The Mid-America Regional Council is asking for public participation in a new long-range transportation plan for the Kansas City metro that will help inform where the area invests resource over the coming decades. The plan will include direction on public transportation, streets and highways, biking and walking and more. You can take a short introductory survey on the long-range needs here, or follow MARC’s Regional Transportation Plan 2050 efforts on Facebook here.

Johnson County Storm Spotter training set for Jan. 29. The National Weather Services annual Storm Spotter training in Johnson County will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 29 at the Bell Cultural Events Center on the campus of Mid-America Nazarene University in Olathe. The event, which is free, open to the public and open to all ages, prepares residents to spot severe storms and how to stay safe in dangerous weather. You can find out more here.

College and Metcalf transportation meetings to be held tonight. Overland Park’s public meetings on how to improve transportation and pedestrian access in the College and Metcalf corridor will be this afternoon. A meeting for businesses will be at 4 p.m. A meeting for the general public will be at 6 p.m. Both meetings will be at the Overland Park Chamber of Commerce offices.