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2022 Regional Assembly and Leadership Awards

Sheraton Hotel at Crown Center, 2345 McGee St., Kansas City, MO 64108

Please join us on Friday, June 10, for the 2022 MARC Regional Assembly.  

Together, we’ll reconnect and reflect on MARC's 50th anniversary by celebrating the region's achievements and looking ahead to the future. We will also recognize our 2022 Regional Leadership Award recipients. 

    MARC 50th Anniversary Logo

    Event schedule

    • 11 a.m. – Check in and networking 
    • 11:30 a.m. – Seating for lunch and program 
    • 1 p.m. – Program concludes

    Regional Leadership Awards

    MARC will present the 2022 Regional Leadership Awards at our Regional Assembly. Each year, these awards honor people and organizations that advocate regional concepts, approaches and programs; address regional challenges; apply innovative solutions to regional problems; and advance a regional vision of excellence and opportunity. 

    The 2022 MARC Regional Leadership Award recipients are:

    Ed Eilert, 2022 Regional Leadership Award recipient
    Ed Eilert, 2022 Regional Leadership Award recipient

    Ed Eilert

    Board Chairman, Johnson County, Kansas 

    For extraordinary public service and collaborative and innovative leadership in Johnson County and the region.

    Dan Manley

    Assistant Fire Chief, City of Lee's Summit 

    For key regional leadership role over many years on important emergency response efforts, including the region’s response to the pandemic. 

    Kathy Nelson, 2022 Regional Leadership Award recipient
    Kathy Nelson, 2022 Regional Leadership Award recipient

    Kathy Nelson

    President and CEO, Visit KC and the Kansas City Sports Commission 

    For serving as an exemplary ambassador for the region and as a strong collaborator dedicated to positively impacting our communities 

    Dr. Steven Stites

    Chief Medical Officer, The University of Kansas Health System 

    For providing steady, trustworthy leadership throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and working regionally to ensure our communities are safe. 

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