Regional Homeland Security Coordinating Committee
The Regional Homeland Security Coordinating Committee (RHSCC) provides leadership to the region’s efforts to enhance capabilities to prevent, protect, respond to and recover from a broad range of threats and hazards, including terrorism, by strengthening relationships between jurisdictions and across disciplines; outlining protocols for regional action; maximizing the sharing and coordination of resources; and enhancing the capabilities of first responders/receivers through equipment, training and exercise investments; and improving surveillance, early detection and mitigation of hazards and threats.
It operates as a policy committee of the MARC board of directors and serves as the Urban Area Working Group for the UASI grant program. The RHSCC oversees regional emergency preparedness and homeland security grants. Its members, elected and appointed leaders from the eight counties in the UASI region, oversee the financial and programmatic aspects of the grants.
This structure provides strong board leadership with its working subcommittees and long-standing partner committees charged with helping direct work to accomplish specific strategy plan goals, and to ensure that other homeland security grant opportunities are known and leveraged, and that deliverables not specifically outlined in the strategy plan are met.
Strategy Plan Goals:
The RHSCC strategy plan identifies specific regionalgoals in the following areas:
- On-site Management
- EOC Operations
- Citizen and Community Preparedness
- Specialty Teams and Responder Health/Safety
- Public Health
- Medical Surge/Treatment
- Law Enforcement Investigation and Information Sharing
- Critical Infrastructure
- Community Recovery
For more detail, including an overview of how current projects align with the strategy goals, download the Strategic Planning Framework PDF.
The RHSCC meets every other month. Past meeting summaries>
Co-Chair: Hannes Zacharias, County Manager, Johnson County,
Co-Chair: Kirk Davis, City Manager, Gladstone, Mo.
Erin Lynch, 816/701-8390
Marlene Nagel, 816/701-8218