EPA recognition bolsters local sustainable use and re-use

The Environmental Protection Agency recently awarded several local efforts with grant money and recognition. Earlier this month, both the city of Kansas City, Missouri, and the Mid-America Regional Council have been granted a total of $1.4 million in Brownfields Programs funding for cleanup planning and assessment within our region. The funds are part of a […]

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Donations now being accepted in fight against COVID-19

AmeriCorps St. Louis, United Way 211 and MARC have teamed up with emergency service providers and community organizations across the Kansas City region to collect personal protective equipment (PPE), cleaning supplies, baby items and other supplies to continue the fight against COVID-19. Donated items will be used to help protect health care workers and support […]

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Coping with stress and anxiety during COVID-19

If the COVID-19 pandemic is causing you or your loved ones stress and anxiety, you are not alone. Watch for the following signs that children and adults in your life might be feeling overwhelmed. Fear and worry about your own health and the health of your loved ones. Changes in sleep or eating patterns. Difficulty […]

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MARC 2020 Annual Regional Assembly canceled

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have canceled our Regional Assembly scheduled for June 2020. As a result, we will also delay the selection of our annual Regional Leadership Award recipients. We will reevaluate in May and determine if we’ll pursue an alternative format for the awards. Those who submitted nominations for awards will be notified. […]

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Parkville City Hall

Regional Roundup: Local governments earn praise for accomplishments

Each month, our Management Matters newsletter highlights state and national recognition awarded to local governments in Greater Kansas City. Recent highlights include: City of Parkville makes list of 20 best places to live in Missouri — The city of Parkville, Missouri, was ranked number 18 in Money Inc’s 20 best places to live in Missouri. […]

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Cities in Eastern Jackson County explore shared services

In the fall of 2019, the cities of Independence, Lee’s Summit and Blue Springs, Missouri, adopted by resolution an agreement to advance collaborative strategies across the three cities. With assistance from MARC, the cities are exploring opportunities to enhance public services, improve customer service and support employees. The three cities have well-established relationships among both […]

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