Iowa DOT News Release

Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission to Meet Aug. 9 in Bettendorf

Posted on: August 07, 2013

AMES, Iowa – Aug. 7, 2013 – The Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission will hold its quarterly meeting Friday, Aug. 9, at the Lodge Hotel and Conference Center, 900 Spruce Hills Drive, in Bettendorf.

Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission Agenda

10 a.m.


 Introduction of newly appointed and ex officio members

 Roll call

 *Approval of June 6, quarterly meeting minutes

 Treasurer’s report

10:30 a.m.

 New member orientation

11:30 a.m.

 Committee and project reports

   -Great River Road projects

   -Mississippi River Parkway Commission Corridor
    Management Plan

Old business

   -The Great Race June 23

   -Great River Road Ramble Oct. 2

1 p.m.

New business

   -National annual meeting

   -*Election of officers

   -*Committee assignments

   -*FY 2014 budget

2 p.m.


*Action item

Contact: Mary Stahlhut, Iowa Department of Transportation, at 515-239-1369 or


The MRPC is a multistate organization which works collectively to preserve, promote and enhance the scenic, historic and recreational resources of the Mississippi River; to foster the economic growth of the corridor; and to develop the national, scenic and historic parkway known as the Great River Road. 

As part of the MRPC, the Iowa MRPC focuses on the same mission objectives in relation to Iowa's portions of the National Scenic Byway, the Iowa Great River Road, and the Mississippi River Valley. The governor appoints members to the Iowa MRPC from each of the 10 counties that border the Mississippi River. These include Allamakee, Clayton, Dubuque, Jackson, Clinton, Scott, Muscatine, Louisa, Des Moines and Lee counties. The Iowa MRPC also includes ex-officio members from the Iowa Department of Transportation, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Iowa Economic Development Authority’s Iowa Tourism Office, and the Army Corps of Engineers.



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