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Mid-America Regional Council launches new website

The Mid-America Regional Council is excited to debut the new http://www.marc.org, a streamlined, mobile responsive version of the website for the nonprofit association of city and county governments and metropolitan planning organization for the bistate Kansas City region.  The new site showcases the breadth of MARC’s work to advance progress toward a stronger Kansas City […]

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May is Bike Month in the Kansas City region.

May is Bike Month

We’re celebrating KC Bike Month at MARC and want you to join us. There are many reasons to ride. Biking is fun. It saves money. It improves physical and mental health. It’s good for the environment. And, during the month of May, you could win prizes just by riding and joining the KC Bike Month […]

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$3 million grant to help increase affordable housing across the Kansas City region

New Community Project Funding (CPF) will help increase access to affordable housing options for individuals and families throughout the Kansas City region. Recently announced by U.S. Representative Emanuel Cleaver, II (D-MO), the $3 million grant will help: increase affordable housing production. provide resources for homeownership education, down payment assistance and minor home repairs. support creation […]

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Celebrate Earth Day around the region

Earth Day is on Friday and we hope you join us in taking steps to protect the environment—this week and every week.   Visit RecycleSpot.org to learn about ways you can take action and find details for more than 20 local green events. What can I do to celebrate? The KC Regional Climate Action Plan […]

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Universal design and accessible homes resources available

Changing demographics in the Kansas City metropolitan area have produced a growing need for homes that better support typical activities of people of all ages and are more accommodating as our abilities change. Homeowners in our region have some new tools to help them with ideas to renovate their homes as they get older and/or […]

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EPA recognizes Solid Waste Management District for promoting sustainable food management

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 has recognized the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) Solid Waste Management District for its notable achievements and innovations in the EPA’s Food Recovery Challenge in 2021. The MARC Solid Waste Management District’s outreach efforts addressing food waste include maintaining a food waste prevention webpage, as well as presentations […]

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Three area cities recognized as Communities for All Ages

On Friday, Jan. 21, at the First Suburbs Coalition meeting, the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) honored three area cities for becoming more age friendly. Excelsior Springs, Missouri, achieved Gold Level status, which means the local governing body applied an “age lens” to a major city plan. Grain Valley, Missouri, earned Silver Level status, which required […]

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