Annual review highlights 2019 accomplishments

Our 2019 annual review highlights just some of what we’ve accomplished together. We appreciate the dedicated people from local governments, nonprofit agencies, businesses and industry, educational institutions and other partners who devote countless hours of their time to the committees that guide our work to make Greater Kansas City a better place to call home. […]

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MARC 2020 Annual Regional Assembly canceled

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have canceled our Regional Assembly scheduled for June 2020. As a result, we will also delay the selection of our annual Regional Leadership Award recipients. We will reevaluate in May and determine if we’ll pursue an alternative format for the awards. Those who submitted nominations for awards will be notified. […]

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A message from our executive director in response to COVID-19 outbreak

As the region’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic intensifies, MARC is taking steps to support regional response capabilities and to ensure the safety of our own operations and staff. We are facilitating regular planning and coordination calls among emergency services, public health and public affairs professionals, local government administrators, nonprofit organizations and other interested groups. […]

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MARC receives Distinguished Budget Presentation award

For the first time, the Mid-America Regional Council has earned the Distinguished Budget Presentation award from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). Our audit report has earned GFOA honors for more than 30 consecutive years, but we had never submitted our budget for consideration until this year. In preparing the 2019 budget, we introduced a […]

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2019-2020 Public Officials Directory now available

Every two years, we publish a directory of local, state and federal officials serving the Kansas City metropolitan area. The 2019–2020 Public Officials Directory is now available. The directory lists officials in the nine-county metropolitan region served by MARC, which includes Johnson, Leavenworth, Miami and Wyandotte counties in Kansas and Cass, Clay, Jackson, Platte and […]

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A look back at the 23rd annual Regional Assembly

On June 14, we held our 24th annual Regional Assembly at the Westin Crown Center Hotel. Over 700 people from across the region attended the event which included a luncheon, award presentation and a keynote speaker. The MARC Board of Directors recognized Ron Shaffer, former Johnson County Commissioner, with a Distinguished Board Service award. Shaffer […]

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Regional Assembly keynote: The Imperative of Public Service

Rapid changes in technology, data, demographics and the economy are having a profound impact on the field of public service. How can we, as a region, not only adapt to change but excel? Join us on June 14 for our 23rd annual Regional Assembly, where keynote speaker Thomas W. Ross, president of the Volcker Alliance, […]

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Join us in celebrating our 2019 Regional Leadership Award recipients

Each year at our Regional Assembly, MARC recognizes individuals or organizations for their outstanding contributions to the region. These awards recognize leadership in: Advocating regional concepts, approaches and programs. Addressing regional challenges. Applying innovative solutions to regional problems. Advancing a regional vision of excellence and opportunity. We hope you will join us on June 14 […]

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Save the date for MARC’s annual Regional Assembly

Mark your calendars for Friday, June 14, 2019, and plan to join us for MARC’s 23rd annual Regional Assembly. Highlights for the 2019 event include: The presentation of the 2019 MARC Regional Leadership Awards. Each year, these awards honor people and organizations that advocate regional concepts, approaches and programs; address regional challenges; apply innovative solutions […]

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