Shared Services webinar to discuss staff efficiency for public service

Representatives from jurisdictions across the region are invited to attend the “Understanding Shared Services” webinar on Oct. 28 to learn how communities can improve capacity and efficiency while saving costs by working with the Institute of Building Technology and Safety (IBTS). Curt Skoog, branch manager, will provide an overview of IBTS’s shared services, provide examples […]

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Fire Prevention Week: How to Recycle Old Fire Safety Supplies

This week, Oct. 5-9, marks Fire Prevention Week — an awareness campaign from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) that has been educating Americans since its inception in 1925 under President Calvin Coolidge. After decades of observing a week of remembrance for the survivors of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, the U.S. government turned […]

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Safe Commute Guide helps employers get commuters to work safely

In partnership with RideKC, the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce and the Full Employment Council, MARC has launched the Safe Commute Guide to help employers and commuters get to work safely during COVID-19. As the region continues to balance the economic rebound and public health concerns during COVID-19, safe, accessible employer commute and telecommute […]

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Tips for recycling during COVID-19

Millions of households around the region are facing newfound stressors and disruptions to their routines due to COVID-19 and the ways in which we are combating its spread. That sudden change in priorities, although having some unintended benefits for automobile emissions levels, has become a burden on the environment in a different way — with […]

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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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50th anniversary of Earth Day

April 22 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. In 1970, a bold show of support for defending our public health from the effects of pollution coalesced around like-minded conservative and progressive lawmakers, who were alarmed by deteriorating environmental conditions. Teaming up with student activists, they organized demonstrations and “teach-ins” that would eventually become Earth […]

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Relief efforts for small business at federal, state and local level

The Greater Kansas City Regional Workforce Intelligence Network (RWIN) is providing a list of resources available at every level of government to help employers and employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. The resource page includes links and short descriptions of national programs through the Small Business Administration such as the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic […]

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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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