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David Warm

MEMBER SINCE: 2006

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David has served as MARC’s executive director since July 1990. Under his leadership, MARC’s work has become widely regarded for innovation and effectiveness in areas that include transportation, environmental protection, emergency management, aging services, early education and local government cooperative services. David is active in many civic groups and initiatives. He serves on the boards of several area nonprofit agencies that address health care, education and community development, as well as the Hall Family Foundation board. In 2006, David was recognized with the Walter Schreiber Leadership Award from the National Association of Regional Councils (NARC) for his impact in the region and at the national level. In 2012, he was named Nonprofit Connect Professional of the Year for the Kansas City region, and in 2015 he received the National Public Service Award from the National Academy of Public Administration. In 2020, the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce named David the Kansas Citian of the Year, and in 2021 he received a President’s Award from NARC.

History of Employment

Position
Division
Organization
Start
End
Executive Director
Mid-America Regional Council (Kansas)
1990
Present
City Administrator
City of Liberty City, Missouri
1985
1990
Assistant City Administrator
City of Liberty City, Missouri
1982
1985
Assistant to the City Administrator
City of Liberty City, Missouri
1981
1982
Budget Analyst
City of Kansas City, Missouri
1980
1981
Cookingham Fellow
City of Kansas City, Missouri
1979
1980
Primary Policy Areas

Primary Sector of Expertise

Local

Primary Functions

Management Matters Podcast

Grand Challenge: Develop New Approaches to Public Governance and Engagement

Reshaping the Role of Public Governance in the Age of Agility with David Warm

Season: 1 Episode:63 | July 19, 2021

Show Notes:

On this episode, we welcome David Warm, Executive Director of the Mid-America Regional Council and Academy Fellow, to discuss agile governance, the Council's role in merging consensus, and increasing capacity to deliver services.