Government Training Institute building effective leadership in the region

Better training leads to better work performance, stable leadership and fulfillment of goals. MARC’s work around effective local government — one of our eight central policy goals — aims to provide high quality training and technical assistance services to local governments and to develop collaborative efforts and shared services to help cities and counties work […]

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Census 2020: How you can help

With only 50 days remaining until Census Day on April 1, 2020, local government and community leaders are ramping up efforts to increase awareness that completing the census is safe, easy and important.   MARC and members of Kansas City Regional Complete Count Committee are partnering with representatives from the U.S. Census Bureau to offer […]

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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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Snow on car during winter

Learn how to stay warm and avoid idling

It’s official. Residents across the Kansas City metro woke up to snow on Sunday, Dec. 15. For the next few months, we can expect cold weather and more snow. To avoid the chill during the first few minutes of your daily commute, you may be inclined to warm up your car while you finish your […]

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