Local Government

Helping cities and counties work more efficiently and effectively

Effective Local Government

MARC provides high quality training and technical assistance services to local governments and develop collaborative efforts and shared services to help cities and counties work more efficiently and effectively.

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Government Training Institute

GTI offers classes and certificate programs designed for public organizations and their employees. 

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Through MARC, local governments come together for peer networking, mentorship, communication, building connections with higher education institutions and cybersecurity. 

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Cooperative Purchasing

The Kansas City Regional Purchasing Cooperative helps local governments increase their purchasing power and decrease administrative costs

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Local Government Partnerships

MARC offers a wide array of services to local governments, including cost-effective training, cooperative purchasing, data and mapping services and more.

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Shared Services

MARC works with local governments to develop cooperative approaches and shared solutions, including information technology, logistics, microregional initiatives, salary survey and programs for small cities. 

Looking to grow your skills?

GTI can help

Our Government Training Institute (GTI) offers high-quality training and development courses designed to meet the needs of public organizations and their employees. Explore our upcoming classes and certificate programs.

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Committees and Coalitions

Our local government work is guided by boards and committees comprised of elected officials, local government staff, nonprofit and civic partner organizations and residents.

Local Government Spotlight

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Public Officials Directory

MARC publishes a directory of local, state and federal officials, local fire and EMS agencies, chambers of commerce, economic development agencies, public transit services, school districts and news media outlets, as well as a list of current MARC Board members, committee members and staff. 

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Salary Survey

The annual Salary Survey helps local governments attract and retain qualified employees by ensuring pay plans are compared to market and updated.

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First Suburbs Coalition

The First Suburbs Coalition works to address issues facing first suburb communities, enhance the unique qualities these communities offer and maintain a high quality of life for current and future generations.