MARC committees seeking organization and business representatives

Do you work at an organization that values air quality and active transportation? Are you looking for an opportunity to give back and help shape the future of the Kansas City region? MARC is seeking representatives from organizations and businesses to serve on the Air Quality Forum or the Active Transportation Programming Committee.

Air Quality Forum

The Air Quality Forum (AQF) is a policy and programming committee comprised of local elected officials, air quality and transportation agency personnel, and representatives from businesses and community groups. The AQF reviews regional air quality issues and makes policy recommendations regarding those issues to the MARC Board of Directors and the states of Kansas and Missouri. Additionally, the AQF serves as MARC’s designated committee to review and make recommendations pertaining to Congestion Mitigation Air Quality project eligibility and fund allocation. It is the goal of the committee to support and fund projects which will have a positive impact on air quality in the Kansas City region and mitigate congestion when possible.

The AQF meets at the MARC offices on the second Tuesday of the month at 10 a.m.

The bylaws of the AQF committee provide for up to five representatives from community groups and one representative from a for-profit business. These positions are selected by the chairpersons of the AQF in consultation with the MARC Board of Directors and will serve a two-year term, once selected. Organizations are expected to nominate a member and alternate upon selection.

The AQF is seeking representatives from any of the following types of organizations:

  • Health organization — one available seat. The selected member will represent a health organization related in some manner to the health consequences of air pollution.
  • Environmental organization — two available seats. The selected member will represent an established environmental organization that holds meetings within the Kansas City metropolitan region.
  • For-profit corporation — one available seat. The selected member will represent a corporation with an interest in air quality issues. The AQF rotates this open position among various Standard Industrial Classification codes.
  • Transportation organizations — two available seats. The selected member will represent an established transportation organization that holds meetings within the Kansas City metropolitan region.

Questions about the Air Quality Forum? Contact Karen Clawson, air quality program manager, at 816-701-8255 or kclawson@marc.org.

Active Transportation Programming Committee

The Active Transportation Programming Committee (ATPC) oversees federal programs that provide funds to transportation projects that benefit pedestrians, bicyclists and other non-motorized transportation users. The committee assists in reviewing project applications and provides recommendations to the Total Transportation Policy Committee (TTPC), Air Quality Forum and MARC Board of Directors. The committee also assists in monitoring and reporting on the progress of funded projects.

The ATPC meets on the second Wednesday of every quarter at 10:30 a.m. at the MARC offices.

The bylaws of the ATPC committee provide for up to two representatives from community groups, one based in Kansas and the other in Missouri. These positions will be selected the ATPC. Organizations are expected to nominate a member and alternate upon selection.

The ATPC currently has one open position:

  • Missouri-based community representative — This person will provide technical expertise in assessing the regional benefits and impacts of proposed projects related to bicycle, pedestrian and other forms of active transportation.

Questions about the Active Transportation Programming Committee? Contact Alex Rotenberry, transportation planner III, at 816-701-8228 or arotenberry@marc.org.

Interested parties are encouraged to fill out this form by 4 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 16, 2019.

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