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In addition to the MARC Board of Directors, a number of committees work on a variety of regional issues important to the metropolitan area. Listed below are MARC's committees, their chairs and co-chairs, and staff contacts. Links are provided to committee web pages, where applicable, and staff e-mail addresses. 

Most committee meetings take place at the MARC Conference Center, 600 Broadway, Suite 200, Kansas City, Mo. For directions, visit our map and parking page. For more information about any committee meeting, please contact our staff.

Special Accommodations: Please notify MARC at 816/474‐4240 at least 48 hours in advance if you require special accommodations to attend a meeting (e.g., qualified interpreter, large print, reader, hearing assistance). We will make every effort to meet reasonable requests.

Aging Services

Early Learning

  • Early Learning Leadership Board — Chair: William C. Nelson, George K. Baum Asset Management; Staff contact: Jim Caccamo
  • Partners in Quality — Co-Chairs: Susan Knittle, YMCA, and Carol Smith, United Way of Greater Kansas City; Staff contact: Kyle Matchell

Mid-America Head Start

  • Head Start Policy Council — Chair: Jonna Burns, Parent; Staff contact: Liz Smith
  • Head Start Advisory Committee — Chair: Councilman Michael Brooks, Kansas City, Mo.; Staff contact: Liz Smith
  • Health Services Advisory Networking Group — Staff contact: Liz Smith


Emergency Services

Public Safety Communications

Research Services

Transportation Services

Regional Health Care Initiative

Other Committees and Roundtables