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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City leaders reading Climate Action Playbook

Climate Action KC showcases local climate resilience efforts

In 2019, a coalition of more than 100 elected officials, educators and other authorities joined forces under common cause to create the Climate Action KC steering committee. With guidance from project leader Melissa Cheatham from the Overland Park Environmental Advisory Council, as well as MARC’s Transportation and Environment Department, a framework was created with input […]

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