The Mid-America Regional Council' recognized four communities, including Grain Valley, as Communities for All Ages during a presentation on February 7th. Grain Valley earned the "Bronze Level" which focuses on awareness. To receive the Bronze Level designation, Grain Valley approved a resolution to demonstrate their cities’ commitment to participate in the program and implemented a variety of education and awareness activities with elected officials, city staff, commissions, civic groups and residents on how their city can increase age-friendliness.
The Communities for All Ages recognition program was developed by the First Suburbs Coalition and KC Communities for All Ages — two groups convened by MARC to develop programs and tools to support first-tier suburbs, help communities respond to a rapid increase in the older adult population, and make communities more welcoming for all age groups. The program is available to all jurisdictions in the nine-county MARC region.
Accepting the award (left to right): Mark Trosen, Community Development Director; Ken Murphy, Interim City Administrator; Sara Nadeau, Public Information Officer and Shannon Davies, Parks & Recreation Director.
Photo credit: City of Grain Valley