Iowa DOT News Release

Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission to meet Sept. 20

Posted on: September 09, 2013

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.

         Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission Agenda

  8:00 a.m.

Roll call



*Approval of Aug. 9, 2013, meeting minutes

  8:15  a.m.

Treasurer report
Review agenda
Committee business
Project report:
  -Great River Road Corridor Management Plan
   draft budget

  8:30 a.m.

Old business
*Election of officers
*FY 2014 budget

  8:50 a.m.

New business
2014 meeting schedule

  9:00 a.m.


     *Action item

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


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.



Iowa highway in the evening