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2017 Regional Assembly

Join us for MARC's 21st Annual Regional Assembly, to be held on June 9, 2017, at the Westin Kansas City - Crown Center. We will honor the 2017 Regional Leadership Award honorees and hear from keynote speaker David Von Drehle, editor-at-large for TIME Magazine.

Regional Leadership Award Recipients

The Regional Leadership Awards recognize outstanding contributions in advancing a regional vision of excellence; advocating for regional concepts, approaches and programs; and applying innovative solutions to regional challenges. The 2017 honorees include:
  • The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority
  • Dr. Lee Norman, Chief Medical Officer, University of Kansas Health System
  • Sheriff Mark Owen, Platte County, Missouri
Read more about the honorees»

Keynote Speaker

David Von Drehle is an editor-at-large for TIME Magazine, where he has written more than 50 cover stories over the past nine years on topics ranging from the Supreme Court to international terrorism. His work has been featured on television programs "Today," "The NBC Nightly News," "The NewsHour," and "Morning Edition." Prior to joining Time in 2007, Von Drehle was a senior writer and assistant managing editor at The Washington Post. His work for The Post has been collected in a number of anthologies, including "America's Best Newspaper Writing."

Von Drehle is also the author of several books, including the award-winning bestseller Rise to Greatness: Abraham Lincoln and America's Most Perilous Year.


Event Information

Friday, June 9, 2017, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Westin Kansas City at Crown Center
1 East Pershing Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64108

Individual tickets: $50
Table of 10: $450

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