MARC receives Distinguished Budget Presentation award

For the first time, the Mid-America Regional Council has earned the Distinguished Budget Presentation award from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). Our audit report has earned GFOA honors for more than 30 consecutive years, but we had never submitted our budget for consideration until this year. In preparing the 2019 budget, we introduced a […]

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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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KC region selected for GEAR award

On Sept. 10, the U.S. General Services Administration announced a $300,000 GEAR award for a Data Academy proposal submitted by the Volcker Alliance, MARC and Johns Hopkins University Centers for Civic Impact. The project is one of three selected nationwide as grand prize winners of GSA’s Government Effectiveness Advanced Research (GEAR) Center challenge. The award […]

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Hundreds attend region’s first Climate Action Summit

On Saturday, Sept. 14, the Climate Action KC coalition hosted its first Climate Action Summit at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kansas. About 485 people attended the full-day event, and 725 were on hand for the afternoon keynote session, which was open to the public. Highlights of the summit included: A welcome by […]

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Missouri Governor signs 911 legislation

On July 9, Missouri Governor Mike Parson signed Senate Bill 291 into law. The bill modifies some provisions in House Bill 1456, which was passed last year. HB 1456 gave counties more options to fund 911 services by allowing a small monthly 911 fee on wireless devices, subject to voter approval. The bill also created […]

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Join us in celebrating our 2019 Regional Leadership Award recipients

Each year at our Regional Assembly, MARC recognizes individuals or organizations for their outstanding contributions to the region. These awards recognize leadership in: Advocating regional concepts, approaches and programs. Addressing regional challenges. Applying innovative solutions to regional problems. Advancing a regional vision of excellence and opportunity. We hope you will join us on June 14 […]

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