RHSCC Co-Chair appointed
Lee’s Summit City Manager Stephen Arbo has been appointed to serve as Missouri co-chair of the Regional Homeland Security Coordinating Committee (RHSCC)
, replacing Gladstone City Manager Kirk Davis, who retired in April.
"Steve is ideally suited for this role—he has strong insights into public safety systems, he is skillful in helping diverse groups coalesce around common goals, and he is well regarded for his fair and thoughtful approach to public service,” said Curt Skoog, chair of the MARC Board of directors and a member of the Overland Park City Council. “He has earned confidence of local leaders across the region, and we are grateful for his leadership in this critical position.”
Formed by the MARC Board in 2001, the RHSCC provides leadership to the region
’s efforts to enhance capabilities to prevent, protect, respond to and recover from a broad range of threats and hazards, including terrorism.
Johnson County student honored as 9-1-1 Hero
In January 2017, the MARC Public Safety Program and the Johnson County Emergency Communications Center recognized 11-year-old Ava Hawn as a “9-1-1 Hero.” The Leawood student called 9-1-1 when her father became ill after receiving medical treatment. Ava clearly and calmly described the situation to the 9-1-1 dispatcher and interacted with emergency crews once they arrived on the scene. Read more>>