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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census taker knocks on door

Need to complete the 2020 census? The clock is ticking.

The 2020 Census will end in just over a month on Sept. 30. Because of the shortened deadline, local leaders are encouraging residents across the region to respond now or risk losing federal dollars for vital community services. “We cannot understate the importance of getting a complete and accurate count of Kansas City residents,” said […]

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Kansas City G2U Annual Regional Coalition Conference

The Government-to-University (G2U) Coalition will present the G2U Annual Regional Coalition Conference on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, 8 a.m. to noon. This networking event is a great way for government officials to make university connections and help attract the brightest talent for your organization. In turn, university partners can meet those in government who want […]

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Lee's Summit City Hall

Regional Roundup: Metro communities recognized for their accomplishments

Each month, our Management Matter newsletter highlights the awards and recognitions earned by local governments throughout Greater Kansas City. Recent highlights include: LendEDU ranks Olathe as a budget-friendly city for renters — LendEDU, an online marketplace for financial products, ranked Olathe, Kansas, as the most budget-friendly city for renters in Kansas. LendEDU also ranked Olathe […]

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Webinar offers economic insights and forecast for recovery

On June 25, MARC provided a webinar for local officials about the economic issues the region faces and the needs resulting from the economic crisis. Donna Ginther, professor of economics and director of the Institute for Policy & Social Research at KU, spoke about the impact of the twin pandemic and economic crises on communities. […]

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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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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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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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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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