MOARC/KCIC Spring 2018 Congressional Visit

24 Mar 2018 11:15 AM | Tom Poer (Administrator)

Representatives from MOARC and KCIC conducted their spring congressional visit on 5-8 March to inform and educate the Missouri and Kansas congressional delegation on the successful completion of several flood risk management projects and those MOARC and KCIC are fighting to finish.  MOARC and KCIC provided a unique perspective with 16 representatives from the Kansas City metro city governments, regional businesses, industrial councils.  We were able to meet with 14 House and Senate congressional offices, the majority and minority authorization and appropriations committees, OMB, FEMA, the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works (ASA-CW) and the Corps of Engineers over the four days of visits.

Front row (l to r): Michelle Freed, Mike Lally, Tom Poer, Melissa Sieben, Lynda Hoffman
Back row (l to r): Kyle Foote, Matt Bond, Pete Browne, Dave Combs, Jeff Fisher, Councilman Jermaine Reed, Tom Kimes
Not pictured: Karin Jacoby, Jarrod Huntley, Shana Marchio, Jason Parsons

The diversity of stakeholders within MOARC and KCIC supporting and advocating for improved flood protection to support continued economic development in the Kansas City region continues to impress the congressional delegation, appropriations committees, and the Corps of Engineers.  The visit emphasized stakeholder interest and participation in projects.  The on-going partnerships with the Corps of Engineers, congressional offices, and local sponsors of projects have successfully completed major portions of projects or secured funding to complete projects across the Missouri and Kanas region.  Projects completed or funded to completion include Turkey Creek Basin, Blue River Basin (Dotson Industrial District), St. Joseph Levees and Topeka Levees.  Projects needing design or construction funding to continue forward toward completion include Kansas Citys Levees, Swope Park Industrial Area, Manhattan Levees, and the Upper Turkey Creek flood control project.  MOARC followed up the visits by submitting appropriations requests to the congressional offices to complete design and construction of on-going flood protection projects and request language for New Start projects within Kansas and Missouri.


 

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