Iowa DOT News Release

Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission to meet Nov. 14 in Dubuque

Posted on: November 12, 2013

AMES, Iowa – Nov 12, 2013 – The Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission will meet Thursday, Nov. 14, at the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, 350 E. Third St., in Dubuque.

Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission Agenda

10 a.m.

Roll call


*Approval of Sept. 20, 2013, meeting minutes

10:15  a.m.

*Treasurer report and approval

General reports
   *2014 and 2015 budgets  
      -Iowa MRPC Annual Report review/distribution 
      -New commissioner training
MRPC Annual Meeting reports
      -Culture and Heritage Committee 
      -Marketing Committee
      -Transportation Committee
      -Environment, Recreation and Agriculture Committee projects/other

11:30 a.m.

Old business
*Election of officers
*Committee assignments

12 p.m.

Adjourn for lunch

1 p.m.

New Business 
   *Schedule 2013-2014 meeting dates and locations
   Corridor Management Plan
   -Survey results and drawing
   -Next steps
Discussion of 2013-2014 Work Plan

3 p.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