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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First Suburbs Coalition

The mission of the First Suburbs Coalition is to identify and enhance the unique qualities of first suburb communities – neighborhoods where the majority of the housing stock was built post WWII to 1970 – to maintain a high quality of life for all current residents and future generations by promo

Focus Area: Local Government

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Goods Movement Committee

The Goods Movement Committee is a subcommittee of the Total Transportation Policy Committee (TTPC). It acts as an advisory body to TTPC on matters involving freight project priorities and policy considerations that affect the movement of freight into, around and out of the metropolitan area.

Focus Area: Transportation

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Government-to-University Steering Committee

The Government-to-University initiative is governed by a steering committee comprised of members from local universities and government leaders in the region. Multiple academic disciplines and government sectors are engaged to ensure diverse representation.

Focus Area: Local Government

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GradForce KC Steering Committee

GradForce KC’s work is guided by a steering committee that includes secondary and postsecondary leaders, as well as representatives from regional nonprofit and philanthropic organizations that include postsecondary attainment in their missions.

Focus Area: Economy

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Hazard Mitigation

Every five years, local jurisdictions (cities, counties, school districts, public colleges, and other special districts) are required to prepare and update a hazard mitigation plan in order to be eligible to apply for certain FEMA grants.

Focus Area: Safety & Security

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Head Start Advisory Committee

The Head Start Advisory Committee oversees responsibilities related to program governance and program improvement. Upon the recommendation of the advisory committee, the MARC board approves financial management, accounting and reporting policies to ensure compliance with laws and regulations.

Focus Area: Early Learning

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Head Start Health Advisory Committee

The MARC Head Start Policy Council consists of parents elected by each direct service provider and recommended community members.

Focus Area: Early Learning

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Head Start Policy Council

MARC Head Start uses a subcommittee structure to engage Policy Council members in reviewing, planning, and presenting to the larger policy council on action items that are submitted for approval.

Focus Area: Early Learning

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Highway Committee

The Highway Committee is a subcommittee of the Total Transportation Policy Committee, and acts as the advisory body to the TTPC on matters involving highway issues, highway project priorities as well as highway management.

Focus Area: Transportation

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Kansas City Environmental Education Network (KCEEN)

KCEEN is a bi-state network of educators serving pre-K through 12th grade youth in the Kansas City metro area.

Focus Area: Environment

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Kansas STP Priorities Committee

The Kansas STP Priorities Committee provides project funding recommendations to the Total Transportation Policy Committee for the federal and state of Kansas Surface Transportation Program funds.

Focus Area: Transportation

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KC Metro GIS

Working through MARC, local GIS managers formed the KC Metro GIS committee to coordinate activities, share resources, and work toward common goals at the regional level.

Focus Area: Data and Maps

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Local Emergency Planning Committee

The Mid-America Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) brings private industry together with public emergency response agencies in the Kansas City metropolitan region.

Focus Area: Safety & Security

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MARC Community Services Corporation 501(c)(3)

The Mid-America Regional Council Community Services Corporation (MARC CSC) is a 501(c)(3) corporation created by the MARC Board of Directors.

Focus Area: Local Government


MARCER - Mid-America Regional Council Emergency Rescue

The Mid-America Regional Council Emergency Rescue Committee, commonly known as MARCER, promotes regional coordination and cooperation in emergency pre-hospital care for metropolitan Kansas City.

Focus Area: Safety & Security

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MARRS Regional Interoperability Communications Subcommittee

This committee is a sub-committee of the MARRS Management Council and is a technical working group representing public safety agencies throughout the area.

Focus Area: Safety & Security

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MEMC Community Education

The mission of the Community Education group is to promote and support local programs that facilitate critical all-hazards education, information and training opportunities for the citizens of the Kansas City metropolitan region to strengthen the whole community state of readiness in the event of

Focus Area: Safety & Security

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MEMC Plans

The Plans Committee is a joint venture of of the Regional Homeland Security Coordinating Committee and the Metropolitan Emergency Managers Committee.

Focus Area: Safety & Security