MARC convenes a number of committees focused on a variety of topics. By bringing together key decision-makers, we can work together to find and implement solutions to the challenges our region faces.

Most committee meetings take place at the MARC Conference Center in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. Please notify us least 48 hours in advance if you require special accommodations, such as a qualified interpreter, large print, reader, or hearing assistance to attend a meeting. We will make every effort to meet reasonable requests.

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Air Quality Forum

The Air Quality Forum is a policy committee comprised of local elected officials, air quality and transportation agency personnel, and business and community group representatives.

Focus Area: Environment

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MARC Board of Directors

The MARC Board of Directors consists of 33 locally elected leaders from the nine member counties and the six largest cities in the region. The member counties are Cass, Clay, Jackson, Platte and Ray in Missouri and Johnson, Leavenworth, Miami and Wyandotte in Kansas.

Focus Area: Local Government

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Partners in Quality

The Partners in Quality for Early Childhood Education (PIQ ) is the key community collaboration body for early learning in the Greater Kansas City region.

Focus Area: Early Learning

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Regional Homeland Security Coordinating Committee (RHSCC)

The Regional Homeland Security Coordinating Committee operates as a policy committee of the MARC Board of Directors and oversees regional emergency preparedness and homeland security grant funds.

Focus Area: Safety & Security

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Total Transportation Policy Committee (TTPC)

The Total Transportation Policy Committee (TTPC) serves as the local decision-making and policy development body related to multimodal transportation in the region.

Focus Area: Transportation

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911 Peer Support Advisory Committee

The 911 Peer Support Advisory Committee is a sub-committee of the Public Safety Communications Board and is primarily composed of individuals representing various public safety answering points and mental health professionals with a first responder background.

Focus Area: Safety & Security

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988 Mobile Crisis Response Steering Committee

MARC serves as the coordinating body for the 988 Mobile Crisis Steering Committee on the Missouri side of the state line in the Kansas City region, with the goal of creating a better, more efficient and standard mobile crisis response service across the region.

Focus Area: Health

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Active Transportation Programming Committee

The Active Transportation Programming committee oversees federal programs that provide funds for projects that benefit pedestrians, bicyclists and other nonmotorized transportation users.

Focus Area: Transportation

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Air Quality Public Education Committee

The Air Quality Public Education Committee oversees the public education efforts of the Air Quality Program.

Focus Area: Environment

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Aviation Committee

The Aviation Committee assists in the development of airport system plans and addresses other aviation issues as need arises.

Focus Area: Transportation

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Bicycle-Pedestrian Advisory Committee

The Bicycle-Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) is a regional forum that is briefed on bicycle and pedestrian matters in the Kansas City area.

Focus Area: Transportation

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Climate and Environment Council

The Climate and Environment Council (CEC) is a collaborative, action-oriented committee that guides the implementation of the Kansas City Regional Climate Action Plan. This committee is jointly supported by MARC and Climate Action KC.

Focus Area: Environment

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Community Disaster Resiliency Network

The Community Disaster Resiliency Network was created to connect community service providers and allow members to discuss best practices, common goals, emergency planning and training, sharing resources, etc., in order to increase agency and client resiliency before, during and after di

Focus Area: Safety & Security

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Community Health Worker Collaborative

The Mid-America Regional Council has supported a KC Regional Community Health Worker Collaborative since 2016. The Collaborative has focused on capacity building, advocacy and sustainability of the profession.

Focus Area: Health

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Destination Safe Committee

Destination Safe is a coalition governed by a committee with a membership that includes local, regional, state and federal representatives from transportation, emergency response, law enforcement, public health and nonprofit groups dedicated to transportation safety.

Focus Area: Transportation

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Destination Safe Public Information and Education Subcommittee

This task team provides a forum to coordinate and support education and outreach efforts of the Destination Safe partners.

Focus Area: Transportation

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Destination Safe Transportation Safety Data Subcommittee

The Safety Data Task Team provides a forum to improve the collection, management and analysis of transportation safety data, enhance the timeliness, accuracy and reliability of transportation safety data, and help regional partners make data-driven transportation safety decisions.

Focus Area: Transportation

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E-RAPIO, a subcommittee of the Regional Association of Public Information Officers (RAPIO), has the authority and autonomy to represent RAPIO in all Regional Homeland Security Coordinating Committee responsibili

Focus Area: Safety & Security