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Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission to meet April 2 in Camanche

March 26, 2014

AMES, Iowa – March 26, 2014 – The Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission will meet Wednesday, April 2, at the Mississippi River Eco Tourism Center, Rock Creek Marina & Campground, 3942 291st St., near Camanche, in Clinton County.

Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission Agenda

10 a.m.

Roll call

Welcome

*Approval of Nov. 14, 2013, meeting minutes

10:15  a.m.

*Treasurer report and approval

General reports

   -MRPC (multistate)

   -Bylaws Committee

   -Culture and Heritage Committee 

   -Marketing Committee

   -Transportation Committee

   -Environment, Recreation, and Agriculture Committee

11:30 a.m.

Old business

   -*Schedule FY 2014 Commission meeting dates and locations

   -Committee assignments

New business

   -Commission vacancy

   -National MRPC semiannual meeting April 23-25 in Alton, Ill.

   -Byway sustainability

Noon

Adjourn for lunch

1 p.m.

Reconvene

Corridor Management Plan work session

Discussion of 2013-2014 work plan

3 p.m.

Adjourn

*Action item

Contact: Mary Stahlhut, Iowa Department of Transportation, at 515-239-1369 or mary.stahlhut@dot.iowa.gov

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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