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2024 Regional Assembly and Leadership Awards

Add to Calendar 2024-06-14 11:00:00 2024-06-14 13:00:00 2024 Regional Assembly and Leadership Awards Please join us on Friday, June 14, for the annual MARC Regional Assembly.Registration is now closed.  Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center America/Chicago public
Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center

Please join us on Friday, June 14, for the annual MARC Regional Assembly.

Registration is now closed. 

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Regional Leadership Awards

At the assembly, MARC will present the 2024 Regional Leadership Awards. These awards honor people, organizations and initiatives that advocate regional concepts, approaches and programs; address regional challenges; apply innovative solutions to regional problems; and advance a regional vision of excellence and opportunity.

2024 Regional Leadership Award Recipients

Logo for the Kansas City, Mo. Aviation Department

Kansas City, Missouri, Aviation Department

For their vision and professional delivery of the new terminal at the Kansas City International Airport, a critical regional asset that is transforming the metropolitan area.

Gloria Ortiz Fisher

Gloria Ortiz-Fisher

Executive director, Westside Housing Organization

For significant leadership on affordable and fair housing and sustainability in the Kansas City metropolitan area, and for bringing a commitment to equity and deep understanding of community development to the regional agenda, ensuring we create communities that work for everyone.

Julie Lorenz

Julie Lorenz

Former secretary of transportation, State of Kansas 

For exemplary leadership at the Kansas Department of Transportation, advancement of regional transportation goals and commitment to engaging local governments in positively transforming the systems that form the backbone of our economies and communities.

Carolyn Wells

Carolyn Wells

Trauma and emergency preparedness manager, Liberty Hospital

For enduring leadership and service to the region through advancing health care coordination and emergency response essential to regional homeland security, and tireless efforts to strengthen the systems, relationships and protocols that help keep our communities safe.

Event details


Networking begins at 11 a.m. The program will start promptly at 11:30 a.m.

Location and parking

Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center
2345 McGee Street, Kansas City, MO 64108
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We encourage you to carpool or use public transit. Free onsite parking is available in the hotel parking garage. Drivers will take a ticket upon entry and the gate will be raised from 12:50 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. Individuals leaving before or after that time may be charged applicable parking fees.

Road closures

Be aware of road closures due to Boulevardia and give yourself extra travel time. Grand will be closed from 22nd Street to 26th Street. Pershing will be closed from Grand to McGee, including the turning lane on Pershing from Grand to Main.

Event location

Focus Area: Local Government