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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Dec. 2, 2010
Marcason presents at National League of Cities conference
Councilwoman Jan Marcason, 4th District, will present the City of Kansas City, Mo.’s Middle Blue River Basin, Green Solutions Pilot Project during a workshop at the National League of Cities annual conference in Denver, Colo. on Thursday, Dec. 2. The project is an initiative of the City’s Sewer Overflow Control Plan.
Councilwoman Marcason will join Robert Goo, an environmental protection specialist at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and Rina Cutler, deputy mayor for Transportation and Utilities of Philadelphia, Penn., for a panel entitled “Greening Your Water Infrastructure.”
Kansas City is recognized for its innovative approach to addressing the EPA-mandated Sewer Overflow Control Plan. Citizen involvement, green engineering and the extensive pilot project in the Middle Blue River Basin are components of the City of Kansas City, Mo. Sewer Overflow Control Plan that other cities are interested in adopting. Kansas City’s plan incorporated community economic development components to ensure that the $2.5 billion expenditure would promote environmental, social and financial benefits for our residents.
In addition, Councilwoman Marcason will highlight the private investment of DST Systems in the demonstration water retention project at the intersection of 18th and Broadway streets. DST’s commitment to environmental stewardship helps Kansas City reach its goal of being the “Greenest City in the United States.”
Councilwoman Marcason serves on the National League of Cities' Energy, Environmental and Natural Resources Public Policy Steering Committee.
For media inquiries or more information, please contact Susan Borge, 816-513-1617.