The departments at Mid-America Regional Council work towards MARC's goal of regional cooperation through some of the specific programs and areas of involvement linked below.
Services Community Development
Public Safety and Emergency Services
As the federally designated Area Agency on Aging for Cass, Clay, Jackson, Platte and Ray counties on the Missouri side of the metropolitan area, MARC provides services to improve the quality of life for older adults in the regional community.
At the heart of MARC's activities is the desire to create quality communities where the region's residents can live, work and play. To meet that objective, MARC works closely with other communities and private-sector parties on those issues that encourage quality growth and development.
MARC coordinates a broad range of emergency services on behalf of public and private agencies throughout the metropolitan community. These efforts make the area better prepared to respond to hazardous waste spills, acts of domestic terrorism and other disasters.
MARC works to protect and enhance the environment in the metropolitan community through programs aimed at improving air quality, water quality and solid waste management.
The Government Innovations Forum supports initiatives aimed at increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of local government services and increasing communication among local governments. The forum also helps develop regional approaches to local government issues.
MARC's Government Training Institute works to enhance the quality of local government services through high-quality, cost-effective training courses, programs, seminars and other educational opportunities.
MARC works to ensure the development of an effective and high-quality system of early childhood care and education services through the Metropolitan Council on Early Learning and Mid-America Head Start.
The Research Services department at MARC compiles statistical information for the metropolitan area, such as population data, social characteristics of the population, economic data and regional maps.
As the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization, MARC coordinates planning for all types of surface transportation, including air, highways, transit, freight movement and bicycle and pedestrian travel. By working with state and local governments, transit operators and the public, MARC plans for investment of federal and state funds to address the region's needs.
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