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Head Start Advisory Committee

Student from Herndon CenterIn March 2012, the MARC board voted to establish the Head Start Advisory Committee. While the MARC board maintains legal and fiscal responsibility for MAHS, this committee oversees operations and submits monthly reports to the MARC board.

The Head Start Advisory Committee oversees responsibilities related to program governance and program improvement. Upon the recommendation of the advisory committee, the MARC board approves financial management, accounting and reporting policies to ensure compliance with laws and regulations.


  • Chair: Jessie Merrigan
  • Staff contact: Liz Smith, Head Start Program Director, 816-701-8348


The Head Start Advisory Committee meets at 11:30 a.m. on the second Tuesday of the month at the Mid-America Regional Council located at 600 Broadway, Suite 200, Kansas City, MO 64105. 

The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 9.

An agenda may also be obtained by calling 816-701-8297 no more than seven days prior to a meeting date.

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