Updates and outcomes from MARC's April Board meetings

May 12, 2023
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The MARC Board meeting on April 25, 2023.

At the MARC Budget and Personnel Committee meeting on April 25, attendees took the following actions:


  • Stormwater update: Committee members voted to authorize a contract with Burns and McDonnell to update the regional stormwater engineering standards and best practices. Twenty-two local governments and the American Public Works Association joined together to support the $676,400 project. Burns and McDonnell will help to create adaptable stormwater standards, address resiliency and sustainability, and update rainfall standards across the region, among other activities.
  • Respite services: The committee OK’d a $55,760 agreement with All Ways Caring to support the Aging and Adult services respite program, which supports caregivers by attending to their loved ones so they can take time away.
  • Community health workers: Committee members helped expand the use of community health workers (CHWs) in the health care work force by authorizing MARC to submit a $250,000 grant application to the Health Forward Foundation. The funding would continue support for promoting the use of CHWs by local health care and other agencies, supporting education and advocacy around state policy, and helping agencies secure reimbursement for CHW services.