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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Local governments and special districts plan career expo

On Nov. 7, more than 3,500 middle and high school students will attend a public sector career expo at Bartle Hall Convention Center. The expo will introduce students to career paths in local government and public service and connect employers to the future workforce. Students will have the opportunity to engage with representatives working in […]

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Summit focuses on affordable housing challenges

Members of the First Suburbs Coalition, regional stakeholders and national experts attended a regional housing summit in Gladstone, Missouri, on July 19 to discuss workforce housing challenges and their impact on economic development in first-tier suburbs. The summit was the capstone event of a National League of Cities (NLC) Pilot Project launched in March. The […]

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Regional Roundup: Local governments earn kudos

Each month, our Management Matters newsletter highlights state and national recognition awarded to local governments in Greater Kansas City. Recent highlights include: Olathe ranks in top 100 best fleets in North America — The city of Olathe, Kansas, Public Works Vehicle Maintenance Division was ranked 81st in the nation by the 100 Best Fleets in […]

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Census Day 2020 is coming!

With Census Day 2020 less than a year away, local governments across the Kansas City region are ramping up efforts to ensure a complete and accurate count. Elected officials are working with community-based organizations and business representatives, faith-based leaders, school officials and others to educate residents about the census and why it’s important to their […]

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First Suburbs Coalition awarded economic development grant

The National League of Cities (NLC) has selected MARC’s First Suburbs Coalition — a group of 19 communities in Greater Kansas City — for a new economic development pilot project. MARC applied for the award on behalf of the coalition, with the cities of Mission, Kansas, and Gladstone, Missouri, as lead agencies. The NLC award, called the […]

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