Mid-America Regional Council Community Services Corporation
600 Broadway
Suite 200
Kansas City MO 64105-1659
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (816) 474-4240
Mission Statement
The Mid-America Regional Council, commonly referred to as MARC, serves as the association of city and county governments and metropolitan planning organization for the bistate Kansas City region. MARC's mission is to build a stronger regional community by:
  1. Addressing challenges and opportunities that define the economic, social and environmental progress of our region.
  2. Assisting local governments through support services and coordinated initiatives.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director David A. Warm
Board Chair Mrs. Carol Suter
Board Chair Company Affiliation Councilmember, Gladstone, MO
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1972
Financial Summary
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Statements
Mission Statement
The Mid-America Regional Council, commonly referred to as MARC, serves as the association of city and county governments and metropolitan planning organization for the bistate Kansas City region. MARC's mission is to build a stronger regional community by:
  1. Addressing challenges and opportunities that define the economic, social and environmental progress of our region.
  2. Assisting local governments through support services and coordinated initiatives.
Background Statement
MARC was formed in 1972 and represents nine counties (Johnson, Leavenworth, Miami, and Wyandotte counties in Kansas, and Cass, Clay, Jackson, Platte and Ray counties in Missouri) and 119 municipalities. MARC is governed by a 33-member board of local elected officials. MARC functions in three ways:
  1. Leadership: serving as a problem-solving forum, identifying strategic issues, promoting consensus and commitment to regional solutions, and educating and engaging the public in regional affairs.
  2. Planning: coordinating policies guiding the progress of our region, developing regional plans, conducting research and analysis of regional issues, and providing technical support to regional decision-making processes.
  3. Action: producing interlocal cooperative services, promoting public policy of regional interest, allocating resources for regional systems and sponsoring regional initiatives. MARC formed a 501c3 corporation in 2005 to further enhance opportunities for philanthropic investments in regional initiatives.
Impact Statement

Recent Accomplishments:
  1. Piloting new professional development models for preschool teachers aimed at improving teacher child interactions leading to better child outcomes.
  2. Creating a toolkit and checklist to help local communities prepare for an aging population and a recognition program to honor Communities for All Ages.
  3. Establishing a Homelessness Management Information System to assist agencies with intake, assessment and services.
  4. Convening agencies that serve vulnerable populations to plan for emergencies and increase their capacity to serve their clients during and following disaster events.
  5. Connecting educators and businesses to increase post-secondary educational attainment, create career pathways and develop a skilled workforce that supports the region's economic competitiveness.
 
Goals for the current year:
  1. Scale up new systems for improved instruction and teacher child interaction in area early learning programs.
  2. Help more communities achieve Communities for All Ages recognition.
  3. Support a nutrition incentive program and development of a regional food system plan to increase access to healthy food for disadvantaged residents.
  4. Support a more integrated system of services for homeless adults, youth and families.
  5. lncrease post-secondary educational attainment in the region.
Needs Statement MARC seeks philanthropic assistance and support to leverage public resources in creating models for innovative initiatives, serve as the backbone organization for various collective impact initiatives, and providing direct services in the areas of: planning for efficient regional transportation systems; enhancing emergency response capabilities; protecting the environment; ensuring quality services to young children and the elderly; improving health care outcomes; addressing homelessness and affordable housing; strengthening the region's workforce development system; engaging the public in regional affairs; and supporting neighborhoods and communities.
Service Categories
Government and Public Administration
Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
Management & Technical Assistance
Areas of Service
MO
KS
MO - Jackson County
MO - Clay County
MO - Platte County
KS - Wyandotte County
KS - Johnson County
MO - Eastern Jackson Co
MO - Jackson County Urban Core
KS - Wyandotte County Urban Core
MO - Ray County
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement
MARC is dedicated to improving the quality of life for our region's residents, building safe and healthy communities with efficient transportation systems, a healthy environment, effective governments and high­ quality services for all residents, including the elderly and young children. MARC works closely with diverse community stakeholders, and has adopted a regional vision, a set of principles and program goals to create a more sustainable region. This framework has been used to shape our Creating Sustainable Places initiative, Long-Range Transportation Plan and many other programs since its adoption by our Board of Directors in 2009.
 
For many years, cities and counties throughout the Greater Kansas City region have worked through MARC to address a wide variety of common issues. The adopted planning framework guides us as we continue to collaborate on important initiatives and work through the economic challenges facing our region. MARC is beginning to serve as a backbone organization for a number of complex regional initiatives, including early education and homelessness. MARC's role is to bring diverse stakeholders together to develop a common vision and strategic plan, to establish metrics to evaluate community progress, to establish a leadership structure to ensure community oversight and guidance to each initiative, and to provide transparent, effective communication to partners and the community.
 
The Mid-America Regional Council Community Services Corporation (CSC) is a wholly owned 501c3 nonprofit organization of the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC). The Board of Directors for CSC are members of the MARC Board of Directors. All grants awarded to CSC are passed through 100 percent to MARC for management. CSC has no employees and MARC staff manage the CSC grants from the initial application to the close process. The information included in this Guidestar profile is the information of MARC, which includes the blended grants from CSC.
Programs
Description
MARC created the Metropolitan Council on Early Learning (MCEL) in 1989 with the mission to develop a high-quality early learning system for the Kansas City region. In 2005, MARC was named as the lead grantee for the Head Start program (Mid-America Head Start) for Clay, Jackson and Platte counties. Mid-America Head Start (MAHS) is largest Head Start program in Federal Region 7, serving 2,400 children annually. MCEL serves as a catalyst for the development and implementation of a high-quality early learning system and works to ensure that every child will enter school ready to succeed. MCEL and its Partners in Quality committee, a leadership forum of early education professionals, have been at the cutting edge of innovation in the early learning sector for more than 20 years. Partners in Quality members have been reinvigorated by a recently completed strategic planning process that serves as the framework for MARC's work.
Program Budget $20,000,000.00
Category Education, General/Other Early Childhood Education
Population Served Infants to Preschool (under age 5), ,
Short-Term Success

During a three-year pilot project from 2011 to 2014, MCEL and its partners served over 80 teachers in 32 programs using the CLASS My Teaching Partner (MTP) coaching program. Pre- and post-assessment data from the project show significant quality improvements, with 100 percent of participating teachers increasing their individual CLASS scores across all three domains measured: instructional support, emotional support and classroom organization. Overall, scores for instructional support — a critical area that impacts children’s learning and language development — more than doubled from pre- to post-CLASS scores for 2014 participants. Between the spring of 2015 and the fall of 2017, a total of 224 teachers participated in the CLASS Institute. During this time, participating teachers increased their average scores across all three CLASS domains.

Long-Term Success

In 2015, MCEL and PIQ reorganized to focus community planning and action around four task forces to achieve the following:

  1. Program outcomes: Widely deploy measurement tools to monitor children’s development progress and readiness for school.
  2. Workforce development: Implement collective solutions to address the shortage of quality, degreed teachers.
  3. Quality enhancements: Scale up new systems for improved instruction and teacher-child interaction.
  4. Fiscal sustainability: Inform policy decisions and test new financing strategies.
Program Success Monitored By
Success is measured by progress made toward priorities identified in the Early Learning Strategic Plan and impacts of programs and strategies on the development of the overall early learning system as gathered through program and regional early learning data and results from specific evaluation studies. Objectives and goals identified in the 2013-18 Strategic Plan serve as a roadmap for MCEL's work. Mid-America Head Start program success is monitored quarterly by the Grantee and every three years by the Federal Office of Head Start.
Examples of Program Success

With support from the local philanthropic community and other partners, MCEL led efforts to offer training and technical assistance on the Desired Results Developmental Profile (DRDP), a nationally recognized, outcomes-based assessment tool in the Kansas City region. In 2014 MCEL worked with the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to train over 800 early learning teachers, administrators and professionals on the use of DRDP and to certify seven local trainers to provide DRDP training.

In 2015, with funding support from the H&R Block Foundation, MCEL trained 166 participants on the DRDP, surpassing its one-year goal to train 150 teachers and administrators. Participants included staff from eight metro area school districts, two school districts outside the metro and 12 area community-based centers. 15 local public school districts on the Missouri side of the region have adopted the DRDP for their preschool programs, and 12 of these districts sent preschool teaching staff to trainings offered through MCEL.
 
From the fall of 2015 to the spring of 2017, continued funding from the Early Education Funders Collaborative supported the training of 1,265 teachers and administrators.
Description MARC supports Healthy Communities by convening local public health departments to work together on public education and outreach, and surveillance and response capabilities to prevent and respond to disease outbreaks. MARC works with community partners to increase access to nutritious food through the Double Up Heartland program, providing incentive dollars for SNAP recipients to purchase fresh produce at farmers markets and grocery stores at less cost. MARC supports the Greater KC Community Health Worker (CHW) Collaborative, bringing health care and community organizations together to expand the use of CHWs to help connect patients to community resources and educate them on steps to improve their health. The CHW Collaborative is working with both Kansas and Missouri, as well as other agencies, on certification and training, and reimbursement mechanisms. MARC convenes representatives from community organizations to coordinate efforts to enroll residents in the federal health insurance marketplace, using marketing to encourage use of United Way 2-1-1 and navigator/counselor services. MARC maintains information on health care services for the uninsured and underinsured and publishes an annual KC Health Resource Guide with support from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City.
Program Budget $836,005.00
Category Public, Society Benefit, General/Other Public Assistance
Population Served At-Risk Populations, ,
Short-Term Success MARC convenes area public health departments bi-monthly and has supported their work on educating the public on topics such as protecting children from secondhand smoke, West Nile Virus, H1N1 immunization, and healthy and active living. MARC has established the CHW Collaborative, worked with Metropolitan Community Colleges to establish a Community Health Worker certificate training program, worked with Kansas and Missouri on certification and reimbursement mechanisms. MARC convenes local organizations to coordinate the promotion and assistance to residents to enroll in the federal health insurance marketplace. MARC worked with community partners to pilot the Double Up Food Bucks Program with Price Chopper grocery stores, and secured a three-year federal grant to support the program’s expansion in Missouri and Kansas at farmers markets and grocery stores. MARC publishes an annual directory of safety net care services in print form and maintains the information online.
Long-Term Success MARC is working toward statewide adoption of Community Health Worker certification and Medicaid and private payer approval for health providers’ reimbursement in their use of Community Health Workers to improve patients’ health outcomes. MARC will continue to work with public health agencies and local communities to address changes in the built environment and public policies to increase opportunities for healthy lifestyles and reduce chronic diseases. MARC will fully implement the Double Up Heartland program, serving thousands of SNAP recipients, and provide evidence to USDA and area members of Congress on the value of incentives toward healthy eating for those with limited means.
Program Success Monitored By The success of the program will be monitored by the MARC Board of Directors and the MARC Community Services Corporation Board.
Examples of Program Success

Health Care Guide to Greater Kansas City, Annual Report on Safety Net Clinic Services, expanded evening and weekend hours, and care for uninsured and underserved, Children’s Enhancement Project serving children previously institutionalized at Western Missouri Mental Health Center with community-based services. Establishment of Community Health Worker Collaborative and training program. Launch of Double Up Program serving SNAP recipients.

Description
The Kansas City area’s older adult population is expected to increase by 47 percent over the next 20 years. KC Communities for All Ages (KCCFAA) provides regional leadership to increase the area’s capacity to serve this expanding population. KCCFAA is working with 12 local governments to assess their plans, policies, programs and infrastructure to ensure their jurisdictions are age-friendly. KCCFAA is working with community-based organizations led by Jewish Family Services and MARC under the Older Adult Access Network banner to increase services for the expanding number of older adults.
 
MARC serves as the Area Agency on Aging (AAA) for the five Missouri counties of Cass, Clay, Jackson, Platte and Ray, providing home-delivered and congregate meals, transportation, in-home care, information and referral services, legal services and ombudsmen services to 8,000 vulnerable older adults annually.
 
KCCFAA promotes the use of Universal Design in new and renovated housing to assist older adults who wish to stay in their homes and works to identify ways for older adults to engage in life-long learning and to maintain important social connections. The National Council on Aging's Aging Mastery Program is being offered with community organizations to help older adults prepare for retirement and successful aging. KCCFAA works with United Way’s Get Connected and other community organizations to broaden civic engagement by and for older adults.
 
MARC works with health care organizations, including hospitals and safety net clinics, and community-based organizations to create a stronger system of assessment and referral to community-based services to reduce hospital readmissions and improve health outcomes for older adults.
Category Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy, General/Other Seniors' Rights
Population Served Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens, ,
Short-Term Success During 2012, the KCCFAA transitioned from the Center for Practical Bioethics to MARC, and established an Advisory Board made up of elected officials, civic leaders, funders, MO/KS AARP and Area Agencies on Aging. The program, funded by several national and local agencies, addresses housing, transportation, caregiving and social and civic engagement. KCCFAA works with local governments, including the First Suburbs Coalition, a group of 19 older suburban communities in the Kansas City region supported by MARC, to create more age-friendly communities. A toolkit for local officials was developed to guide decision-making related to creating age-friendly communities, and an age-friendly community recognition program was established. MARC stakeholders developed a regional action plan focused on older adult transportation and mobility. MARC offers an evidence-informed curriculum, the Aging Mastery Program, developed by the National Council on Aging, to help older adults prepare for successful retirement. MARC is working with health care organizations and the Older Adult Access Network to design and launch a Managed Services Network to help better connect health care patients with community-based services.
Long-Term Success The project is engaging the experience and expertise of older adults to prepare the Kansas City region for an increased older adult population. KCCFAA promotes older adults as a valuable community resource; convenes community members to determine the opportunities and needs of their older adults; facilitates the integration of these opportunities and needs into all aspects of community life, including the design of infrastructure, programs and services. KCCAA has assisted 12 communities through its Communities for All Ages Recognition program to adjust plans, policies, programs and infrastructure to be more age-friendly. MARC has launched implementation of the Aging Mastery Program in pilot locations with key community partners, and MARC expects the Aging Mastery Program to become evidence-based within the next year, and to see its full implementation throughout the region.
Program Success Monitored By The initiative is monitored by a 30-member Advisory Board appointed by MARC’s Board of Directors. The Advisory Board, comprised of elected officials, civic leaders, funders, and representatives of MO/KS AARP and regional Area Agencies on Aging, meets quarterly.
Examples of Program Success

MARC was chosen as one of five U.S. regions to participate in Community AGEnda: Improving America for All Ages, an initiative funded by the WJ Brace Charitable Trust; Menorah Heritage Foundation; Roger A. and Corrine R. Durkee Fund; Greater Kansas City Foundation; Truman-Heartland Community Foundation; and AARP Missouri. KCCFAA published an Idea Book to help area residents incorporate Universal Design ideas into home remodeling to enable them to remain in their homes through the aging process. MARC produced a toolkit and checklist for local governments on steps to become an age-friendly community and established a recognition program to celebrate those communities that take actions to make their cities age-friendly. Twelve local jurisdictions have achieved one or more levels of recognition demonstrating their commitment to becoming an age-friendly communities. A Transportation Mobility Plan for older adults was prepared and has been integrated into the region’s new Long-Range Transportation Plan and the Destination Safe blueprint. MARC worked with area libraries to launch a program, Generation Exchange, allowing older adults to share their stores with family members and others using technology and library support services.

Description A strong regional economy depends on a skilled workforce. MARC, in partnership with the Civic Council of Greater Kansas City, the Kansas City Area Development Council and the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, is advancing business, education and community initiatives to address human capital challenges in growing a strong regional economy. MARC works closely with area economic development agencies, workforce investment boards, K-12 school systems and intermediaries, colleges and universities, accelerated learning programs and business groups in key industry sectors to identify employer needs, develop and enhance training and curricula, and strengthen both the workforce and the regional economy.
Category Public, Society Benefit, General/Other Public, Society Benefit, General/Other
Population Served Unemployed, Underemployed, Dislocated, ,
Short-Term Success
A Higher Education Asset Inventory is prepared annually to report on post-secondary programs at area colleges and universities that prepare students for careers in the KC Rising target industries. KC Degrees helps some of the more than 300,000 adults return to college and finish their degrees. The Talent-to-Industry Exchange (TIE) program addresses human capital goals through labor market data and analysis, interviews and focus groups, and dialogue between employers and educational institutions to create an action plan with short- and long-term talent development strategies. Gateways KC works to attract and retain immigrants and international students as an economic development strategy. The KC Rising Steering Committee identifies the overall measures of metropolitan economic success that define whether the region is achieving “top ten” status. Experiential Learning Task Force will develop a regional strategy to expand experiential learning opportunities by the end of 2017, and begin work toward implementation in early 2018. An Education and Workforce Summit will be held annually to highlight research and program implementation around KC Rising and GradForce KC Human Capital work. A Central Scholarship Platform will bring together scholarships for high school students and adults under a single marketing umbrella to expand the number of students, particularly first-time college goers, to determine their eligibility and submit applications.
Long-Term Success

Through GradForce KC and KC Rising, MARC is helping bring higher education together with business and industry to increase the region’s ability to produce talent to meet the needs of employers and to improve economic well-being by area residents.

Program Success Monitored By MARC Board of Directors, GradForce KC Steering Committee and KC Rising Human Capital Steering Committee
Examples of Program Success MARC has brought together the region’s higher education institutions to address strategies to increase post-secondary attainment, and develop tools such as Core Competencies and Higher Education Asset Inventory. MARC established KC Degrees in fall 2017 in conjunction with KC Scholars, and is working with 17 public and nonprofit colleges and universities to support adults to return and complete a high quality certificate or degree. MARC has launched the Talent-to-Industry Exchange process for the Life Sciences and global design (architecture and engineering) sectors, and plans to support additional industry sectors in 2017 and 2018. MARC provides high quality research and networking for the region’s many economic development and workforce agencies.
Description Beginning in 2015, the Mid-America Regional Council began serving as the Homelessness Management Information System (HMIS) Lead Agency for the Continuum of Care organizations serving Jackson, Wyandotte and Johnson counties. The HMIS is a community database that allows local agencies to store demographic and program/service information about their clients. Through a community process, MARC selected a new MIS system, CaseWorthy, that will be available to area agencies beginning October 2, 2017. The system will assist agencies with case management, program enrollment, service referral and coordination and reporting.
Category Public, Society Benefit, General/Other Public Assistance
Population Served Homeless, ,
Short-Term Success MARC supported the Homelessness Task Force (HTF) of Greater Kansas City between 2011 and 2017. The HFT helped to advance work around building a more unified system of services for homeless individuals and families. Accomplishment included: training on intensive case management, mental health first aid, crisis intervention for law enforcement; establishing a regional website to help residents find affordable housing (wwwkcmetrohousing.org); support for the 100,000 Homes Campaign and Zero 2016 to house the most vulnerable homeless persons, particularly veterans; coordination among agencies with employment and training services to support the most vulnerable in becoming economically self-sufficient; and engaging area landlords to increase the supply of affordable housing. MARC worked with the three Continuum of Care organizations to select and implement a new Homelessness Management Information System (HMIS).
Long-Term Success MARC will fully implement the new HMIS system serving the initial 40 agencies, and work to add agencies and functionality for greater impact in serving vulnerable populations in the region.
Program Success Monitored By

HMIS Lead Agency Governing Board; MARC Board of Directors

Examples of Program Success

Regional website with affordable housing information, www.kcmetrohousing.org; MOU with three Continuum of Care organizations and selection and implementation of a new HMIS system.

CEO Comments
MARC is committed to building a stronger regional community by:
  1. Addressing issues that define the economic, social and environmental progress of the Kansas City metropolitan area.
  2. Enhancing the effectiveness of local governments and individual communities through concerted action. 
The work of the agency is organized to fulfill this agenda, and MARC designs and implements programs to reflect the following approaches to regional problem-solving:
  1. The breadth of the agency's work recognizes that advancing regional progress is a comprehensive and long-term endeavor. Yet the agency also recognizes that projects and initiatives must be undertaken with a clear bias for results and impact. All of MARC's programs are structured to achieve results within a strategic framework for long-term impact. 
  2. MARC recognizes that regional progress is partly dependent on the work of the agency, but mostly dependent on the commitment of community leaders and local jurisdictions to work cooperatively on mutual goals. MARC structures all its programs to engage and support regional leadership and to foster a spirit of mutual interest and trust among people and communities.
  3. MARC recognizes that building a strong regional community and fostering thriving local communities are mutually dependent goals. As a result, MARC designs its programs to simultaneously demonstrate regional significance and local relevance and support-a balance that is achieved through decision-making and planning processes that are inclusive, neutral and well informed.
 The Mid-America Regional Council Community Services Corporation (CSC) is a wholly-owned 501c3 non-profit organization of the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC). The Board of Directors for CSC are members of the MARC Board of Directors. All grants awarded to CSC are passed through 100 percent to MARC for management. CSC has no employees and the MARC staff manage the CSC grants from the initial application to the close process. The information included in this Donor Edge profile is the information of MARC, which includes the blended grants from CSC. 
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director David A. Warm
Term Start July 1990
Experience David Warm has been the executive director of the Mid-America Regional Council since July 1990. Prior to coming to MARC, David was the city administrator at Liberty, Missouri and also served in administrative positions with the city of Kansas City, Missouri. David received his B.A. in political science and economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara and his M.P.A. from the University of California in Riverside. David is active in both state and national professional associations as well as several civic, school and church-related initiatives.
Co-CEO/Executive Director
Term Start 0
Compensation Last Year
Former CEOs
NameTerm
Dick Davis Jan 1972 - Dec 1977
Pete Levi Jan 1978 - Dec 1990
Senior Staff
Title Director of Transportation & Environment
Experience/Biography Oversees the transportation planning and resource allocation processes, as well as initiatives to better manage and operate the region’s transportation system, enhance the area’s role as a trade center, and strengthen public transit. Ron holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri and a Master of Science in Engineering Management from the University of Kansas. Ron joined MARC in 1998.
Title Director of Community Development
Experience/Biography Oversees programs in land use, environmental planning; emergency services/9-1-1 system coordination; public affairs/legislative advocacy; local government services and training, public health and health care access and others. She has a bachelors degree in geography from the University of Texas and a Master of Urban Planning degree from the University of Kansas. Marlene joined MARC in 1974.
Title Director of Aging and Adult Services
Experience/Biography

Oversees services and programs that ensure older people and individuals with disabilities can successfully remain in the community. These services include home-delivered meals, transportation, care management, and other supportive programs. James earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Kansas State University, a master’s degree in gerontology from Kansas State University, and a doctorate in human environmental sciences from the University of Missouri. He joined MARC in 2017

Title Director of Research Services
Experience/Biography Oversees the collection of social, economic and geographic data on Greater Kansas City and leads the analysis of data to better understand the impact of trends on the health of region. Also develops systems of metrics with which to measure the impact of initiatives and their influence on overall regional competitiveness. Frank holds bachelor's and master's degrees in economics from Stanford University, as well as an interdisciplinary Ph.D in economics and social sciences from UMKC. Frank joined MARC in 1979.
Title Director of Financial Affairs
Experience/Biography Oversees financial processing and reporting activities, grant management and the annual budget for both MARC and MARC Community Services Corporation. She is also responsible for human resources, and office space and support functions. Dorothy has a bachelor's degree in accounting from Emporia State University and joined MARC in 1980.
Title Director of Early Learning and Head Start
Experience/Biography
Responsible for overall management of the Mid-America Head Start program. In addition, the Department works to improve quality of and access to early learning programs within the MARC region. Jovanna has a bachelor's degree in education Central Missouri State University, a master's degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Education and Urban Leadership and Policy Studies in Education from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Jovanna joined MARC in 2016.
Staff
Paid Full-Time Staff 126
Paid Part-Time Staff 5
Volunteers 25
Paid Contractors 0
Retention Rate 90%
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan No
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Under Development
Management Succession Plan Yes
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy No
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
2006 Partnership AwardFull Employment Council2006
Distinguished Regional AchievementNational Association of Regional Councils2005
Regional Collaboration AwardInternal Association of Emergency Managers2005
Excellence in Planning Award for Transportation Safety InitiativeMissouri APA2004
Certificate of Excellence in Financial ReportingGovernment Finance Officers Association2014
Outstanding Medical Reserve CorpsUS Office of the Surgeon General2013
1st Place Documentary - Imagine KCMissouri Broadcasters Assciation2011
Disaster Preparedness Public Awareness VideosTelly Awards2012
Bronze Award-Commercial Videos: Air Quality Campaign OutreachTelly Awards2014
Excellence and Innovation in Planning to Reduce Fatalities and Injuries on the nation's highwaysFederal Highway Administration2007
Transportation Achievement Award - Operation Green LightMissouri Valley Institute of Transportation Engineers2013
Outstanding Overall Achievement for a Metropolitan Planning Organization for Performance Measurement ReportingAssociation of Metropolitan Planning Organizations2013
Merit Award - GKC Regional Bikeway PlanAmerican Society of Landscape Architects2014
Pioneer Award for the Planning Sustainable Places ProgramKansas Chapter of the American Planning Association2015
Outstanding Community Initiative Award for the Planning Sustainable Places ProgramMissouri Chapter of the American Planning Association2015
Outstanding Professional Achievement for the MetroGreen Trails & Bikeway PlanAmerican Society of Landscape Architects2016
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? No
CEO Comments MARC's governing board is currently composed of 33 local elected officials from throughout the region. Local jurisdictions name their representatives to the MARC Board. As a result of elections, regular turnover on the board is normal. However, most board members find their service to be valuable and typically stay on the board for as long as they are in elected office. The MARC Board has clear responsibility for corporate oversight, and is an important forum for establishing regional goals and policies, fostering cooperative initiatives and developing cross-jurisdictional relationships. In addition to the board, the agency is fueled by an extensive network of committees, task forces and affiliated groups that bring together literally hundreds of people, including other elected officials, public administrators and community leaders. Some of these groups operate with a high degree of independence, with MARC providing professional or technical support, administrative services and coordination with related efforts. Philanthropic investors often find that MARC can serve as an effective "holding company" for initiatives that need to remain flexible or entrepreneurial, but which benefit from being housed in a stable institutional environment that is connected to wider set of concerns and constituencies. Investors also find that the breadth of the agency enables MARC to retain a comprehensive professional staff, many of whom bring expertise in various functional areas. MARC has a history of attracting highly motivated and skilled individuals who are characterized by their commitment to community service and by their ability to effectively serve diverse interests and perspectives.
Board Chair
Board Chair Mrs. Carol Suter
Company Affiliation Councilmember, Gladstone, MO
Term Jan 2016 to Jan 2018
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mr. Lee Barnes Councilmember, City of Kansas City
Mr. Rick Boeshaar Mayor, City of Mission Hills
Mr. Scott Burnett Legislator, Jackson County
Mr. Michael Copeland Mayor, City of Olathe
Mr. Ed Eilert Commissioner, Johnson County, KS
Mr. Carl Gerlach Mayor, City of Overland Park
Ms. Heather Hall Councilmember, City of Kansas City
Mr. Bob Holland Commissioner, Leavenworth County, KS
Mr. Mark Holland Mayor/CEO, Unified Government of WyCo/KCK
Mr. Sly James Mayor, City of Kansas City, Missouri
Mr. Harold Johnson Commissioner, Unified Government of WyCo/KCK
Ms. Angela Markley Commissioner, Unified Government of WyCo/KCK
Mr. Brian McKiernan Commissioner, Unified Government of Wyandotte County/KCK
Mr. John McTaggart Mayor, City of Edwardsville
Mr. Jerry Nolte Commissioner, Clay County, MO
Mr. Jimmy Odom Commissioner, Cass County, MO
Mr. Jermaine Reed Councilmember, City of Kansas City, Missouri
Mr. Randy Rhoads Mayor, Lee's Summit, MO
Ms. Luann Ridgeway Commissioner, Clay County
Mr. Rob Roberts Commissioner, Miami County, KS
Mr. Carson Ross Mayor, City of Blue Springs
Mr. Ron Schieber Presiding Commissioner, Platte County
Mr. Ron Shaffer Commissioner, Johnson County, KS
Mr. Curt Skoog Councilmember, Overland Park, KS
Mr. Doug Smith Commission Chairman, Leavenworth County
Mr. Fred Spears Councilmember, Overland Park, KS
Ms. Holly Stark Mayor, City of Peculiar
Mrs. Carol Suter Councilmember, Gladstone, MO
Mrs. Marge Vogt Councilmember, Olathe, KS
Mr. Scott Wagner Councilmember, Kansas City, MO
Mr. Jim Walters Commissioner, Unified Government of WyCo/KCK
Mrs. Eileen Weir Mayor, Independence, MO
Mr. Frank White Jr.County Executive, Jackson County, MO
Mr. Chris Whiting Mayor Pro Tem, City of Independence
Mr. Gary Wilhite Commissioner, Ray County, MO
Ms. Dagmar Wood Commissioner, Platte County
Mr. John Ye City of Westwood
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 6
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 30
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 29
Female 8
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 1
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 64%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 11
Standing Committees
Executive
Finance
Human Resources / Personnel
CEO Comments
MARC's governing board is currently composed of 33 local elected officials from throughout the region. Local jurisdictions name their representatives to the MARC Board. As a result of elections, regular turnover on the Board is normal. However, most Board members find their service to be valuable and typically stay on the Board for as long as they are in elected office. The MARC Board has clear responsibility for corporate oversight, and is an important forum for establishing regional goals and policies, fostering cooperative initiatives and developing cross-jurisdictional relationships. In addition to the Board, the agency is fueled by an extensive network of committees, task forces and affiliated groups that bring together literally hundreds of people, including other elected officials, public administrators and community leaders. Some of these groups operate with a high degree of independence, with MARC providing professional or technical support, administrative services and coordination with related efforts. Philanthropic investors often find that MARC can serve as an effective "holding company" for initiatives that need to remain flexible or entrepreneurial, but which benefit from being housed in a stable institutional environment that is connected to wider set of concerns and constituencies. Investors also find that the breadth of the agency enables MARC to retain a comprehensive professional staff, many of whom bring expertise in various functional areas. MARC has a history of attracting highly motivated and skilled individuals who are characterized by their commitment to community service and by their ability to effectively serve diverse interests and perspectives.
Financials
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2017
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2017
Projected Revenue $65,751,976
Projected Expenses $64,819,933
Form 990s
2015 CSC 990
2014 CSC 990
2013 CSC 990
2012 CSC 990
2011 CSC 990
2010 CSC 990
2009 CSC 990
2008 CSC 990
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FY 2016, 2015, 2014: Financial data reported using audited financial statements and internal documents.  
  • Foundations/corporate revenue line item may include contributions from individuals.
  • Used General/Special Revenue/Enterprise funds for revenue and expense source data.  Federal government revenue includes monies passed through to state agencies.
Detailed Financials
 
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$1,763,157$1,592,478$2,424,357
Government Contributions$45,854,546$46,537,574$47,408,064
Federal$38,267,825$38,488,266$40,191,204
State$2,894,985$2,670,501$2,612,470
Local$4,691,736$5,378,807$4,604,390
Unspecified$0$0$0
Individual Contributions$0$0$0
$49,322$26,445$41,021
$283,080$310,197$300,717
Investment Income, Net of Losses$23,049$84,468$15,049
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$893,035$946,872$1,020,476
Revenue In-Kind$10,402,624$8,536,492$9,769,236
Other$73,419$104,782$87,056
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$56,237,559$54,649,084$58,389,785
Administration Expense$2,758,574$2,913,186$3,115,858
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.011.010.99
Program Expense/Total Expenses95%95%95%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$21,386,976$18,662,961$18,351,986
Current Assets$17,598,946$13,343,713$11,317,166
Long-Term Liabilities$439,181$441,694$499,251
Current Liabilities$15,160,209$11,317,131$10,009,015
Total Net Assets$5,787,586$6,904,136$7,843,720
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities1.161.181.13
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets2%2%3%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountUS Department of Health & Human Services $23,980,011US Department of Health & Human Services $24,063,492US Department of Health and Human Services $24,378,926
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountMissouri Department of Health & Senior Services $4,012,783MO Department of Health & Senior Services $3,947,187MO Department of Health and Senior Services $3,908,821
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountKansas Department of Transportation $2,850,291MO Highway & Transportation Commission $2,550,758MO Highway & Transportation Commission $2,863,909
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years No
Organization Comments
MARC is a financially stable organization and operates within sound financial polices and systems. The agency has a track record of clean audits and is routinely recognized by national organizations for its financial reporting practices. While most of the resources of the agency are categorical public and private grants, a general fund is managed to ensure that availability of operating reserves is sufficient to handle cash flow and contingencies.
 
MARC has significant expertise in managing federal and state grants and contracts, including programs that maximize the impact of multiple public and private funding streams.
 
The Mid-America Regional Council Community Services Corporation (CSC) is a wholly-owned 501c3 non-profit organization of the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC). The Board of Directors for CSC are members of the MARC Board of Directors. All grants awarded to CSC are passed through 100 percent to MARC for management. CSC has no employees and the MARC staff manages the CSC grants from the initial application to the close process. The information included in this DonorEdge profile is the information of MARC, which includes the blended grants from CSC.
Organization Name Mid-America Regional Council Community Services Corporation
Address 600 Broadway
Suite 200
Kansas City, MO 641051659
Primary Phone (816) 474-4240
Contact Email dwarm@marc.org
CEO/Executive Director David A. Warm
Board Chair Mrs. Carol Suter
Board Chair Company Affiliation Councilmember, Gladstone, MO
Year of Incorporation 1972