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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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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Looking back at the Annual Regional Assembly

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2021 MARC Annual Regional Assembly on June 11. Hundreds of people joined the event, which was virtual this year. The program celebrated regional accomplishments, recognized public health’s critical leadership role and showcased two original works of art. The event also included four Regional Leadership Awards. Each year, […]

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The MARC 2021 Regional Assembly will be 11;30 a.m. June 11.

Join us at the MARC Regional Assembly on June 11

Please join us for the 2021 MARC Regional Assembly and Leadership Awards on June 11. At this event, we’ll look back on the challenges and triumphs of the past year and recognize our Regional Leadership Award recipients. We’re excited to present this year’s event virtually. You can register here.  There is no charge to participate. […]

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MARC Board of Directors elects new officers

The MARC Board of Directors elected a new slate of officers. Commissioner Harold Johnson Jr., Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas, was elected chair at the Jan. 26 Board meeting. He replaces Commissioner Rob Roberts, Miami County, Kansas, who served as chair for the past two years. Johnson joined the MARC Board in June […]

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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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