Biking in Autumn

2020 ozone season wraps up

The 2020 ozone season has officially ended and, while the data is still being validated, it appears that the Greater Kansas City region exceeded the ozone standard only once. Ground-level ozone forms when emissions from sources such as vehicles, industry and power plants react with heat and sunlight. Thankfully, the 2020 ozone season (March 1–Oct. […]

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$8.1 million award to support Double Up Food Bucks incentive program

The Mid-America Regional Council has been awarded a four-year federal grant of $4.05 million by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), a division of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), to support the Double Up Food Bucks Heartland Program in Kansas and western Missouri. To secure the award, equal matching resources have […]

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Educare training helps extended family provide quality child care

On Thursday, Nov. 19, MARC’s Department of Early Learning will provide a course focused on kinship care. This is an online class starting at 6:30 p.m. and ending at 8:30 p.m. This course is part of MARC’s Educare initiative. The Educare initiative provides resources, training opportunities and technical assistance to child care providers with an […]

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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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Join Destination Safe for critical conversations about how to make our roads safer

Vision Zero is a strategic philosophy that aims to eliminate traffic fatalities for all users — drivers, transit users, pedestrians of all ages and abilities, and bicyclists. The first-ever Pathways to Vision Zero Summit introduces policymakers, community representatives and change-makers to the importance of Vision Zero and examines focus areas that are working to achieve zero traffic […]

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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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