AMES, Iowa –
Sept. 9, 2013 – The Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission will join the
10-state Mississippi River Parkway Commission (MRPC) at the 2013 MRPC annual meeting
in St. Louis, celebrating the 75th anniversary of the organization.
The annual meeting
will be held Thursday and Friday, Sept. 19 and 20, at the Renaissance St. Louis
Grand Hotel, 800 Washington Ave. A public 75th anniversary commemorative event
is planned for Friday.
Individual states’ commissions are scheduled
to conduct their meetings from 8 to 9 a.m. Friday. The Iowa MRPC will conduct
its business meeting in the Laclede Boardroom.
Mississippi River Parkway Commission Agenda
of Aug. 9, 2013, meeting minutes
-Great River Road Corridor Management Plan
*Election of officers
*FY 2014 budget
2014 meeting schedule
Mary Stahlhut, Iowa Department of Transportation, at 515-239-1369 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The MRPC is a multistate organization that
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 Natural Resource Commission, and Iowa Economic Development
Authority’s Iowa Tourism Office.