Grants available for water quality education projects

Nonprofit organizations and community groups are invited to apply for grant funding to implement educational activities, events or projects designed to promote actions that will improve water quality in the Kansas City area. MARC’s Water Quality Education Committee designed this program to improve public understanding about the negative impact that stormwater runoff has on our […]

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2019 ozone season wraps up with no Ozone Alerts

During the 2019 ozone season (March 1–Oct. 31), an exceptionally rainy summer helped keep ground-level ozone in check. Ground-level ozone forms when emissions from vehicles, industry and other sources react with heat and sunlight. In 2019, our region recorded the wettest ozone season since 2001, with rainfall approximately 14 inches above normal. No Ozone Alerts […]

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Happy GIS Day!

How are you celebrating GIS day? Nov. 13, 2019, is the 20th annual international GIS Day. The day aims to educate people about the power of GIS and how it can be beneficial. Used by organizations in virtually every field, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) add a spatial dimension to data so that information can be […]

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Regional Roundup: Local governments earn kudos

Each month, our Management Matters newsletter highlights state and national recognition awarded to local governments in Greater Kansas City. Recent highlights include: Metro cities receive ICMA Certificates of Excellence — The International City/County Management Association recognized the cities of Kansas City, Missouri, and Olathe, Kansas, with Certificates of Excellence in Performance Management. Certificates of Excellence […]

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KC Rising forum focuses on innovative strategies for shared prosperity

Even in the most economically vibrant metropolitan areas in the country, not all residents are benefiting from economic growth. That’s the premise behind the Shared Prosperity Partnership, a collaborative effort between national and local leaders to promote inclusive prosperity. On October 2-3, KC Rising partners convened more than 200 leaders representing businesses, local governments and […]

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