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.
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.