Thank you to the region's public health departments.

Thank you, public health staff and leaders

This season, we are thankful for many things including our region’s local public health departments for their commitment to keeping our communities safe. Each county in the Kansas City metropolitan region and some larger cities have a local public health department dedicated to detecting, controlling and preventing communicable diseases. Health departments also offer a wide […]

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The 2021-2022 Public Officials Directory is here

MARC’s 2021–2022 Public Officials Directory is now available. The directory lists officials in the nine-county metropolitan region served by MARC, as well as federal and state officials for the area, information about cities, fire and emergency medical service agencies, chambers of commerce, local economic development agencies, school districts, agencies providing public transit services and news […]

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EPA announces funding for regional food waste reduction project

The Mid-America Regional Council has been awarded $174,924 in funding for a project to address food waste reduction in the nine‐county Kansas City region. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 announced the grant on Sept. 30, along with two others for Sustainable Materials Management projects: The Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas […]

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Are you ready to Green Commute?

The Green Commute Challenge is back! This year, RideshareKC’s award-winning Green Commute Challenge runs from Sept. 20 through Oct. 31, 2021. During the challenge, coworkers become teammates and compete against other companies and organizations to see who can log the most green commute trips. Participants log trips to earn points and are entered to win prizes and […]

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The region works together through exercises to prepare.

20 years after 9/11, region remains steadfast in cooperative efforts to be better prepared

The events of Sept. 11, 2001, forever changed how communities prepare for and work to prevent intentional terrorist attacks and other emergencies. In response to the tragedy, local agencies committed to working together through the Regional Homeland Security Coordinating Committee to strengthen relationships and make investments. Through the committee, the Kansas City region engages a […]

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How to dispose of leftover medications

Pharmaceutical drug abuse poses countless problems for our country. Every 8 minutes, an American dies from an unintentional drug overdose. Seven out of 10 people who abuse prescription drugs get them from friends and family. Often, they find forgotten pills in a home medicine cabinet. The problem, sadly, finds its way to our youngest and […]

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The 2020 Annual Review is now available.

Annual review highlights regional accomplishments

The MARC 2020 Annual Review highlights the region’s accomplishments as we came together in new ways. The report features important milestones across seven ambitious goal areas, while looking ahead to what’s next. We want to acknowledge and celebrate the extraordinary work of servant leaders in our region in the past year. Thank you for your […]

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