Iowa DOT News Release



Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission to meet June 19 in Maquoketa

Posted on: June 08, 2017

AMES, Iowa –  June 9, 2017 – The Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission (MRPC) will meet Monday, June 19, 2017, at the Hurstville Interpretive Center, 18670 63rd St., in Maquoketa.

Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission Agenda

10 a.m.

Roll call
Welcome and Introductions
Interpretative center staff update
*Approval of May 15, 2017, meeting minutes

10:15 a.m.

*Treasurer report and approval
*Budget amendment for 2017
*MRPC meeting schedule – July 17, Aug. 21, Sept. 21, Nov. 13 or 20

10:30 a.m.

Planning for 2017 National MRPC Annual Meeting in Iowa Sept. 19-21, 2017
-Speakers
-Daily schedule
-Receptions
-Program for interpretive centers on Sept. 20

Noon    

Adjourn for lunch

1 p.m.

MRPC Committee reports
-Culture and Heritage – interpretive center visits
-Marketing report – media buy
-New interpretive center banner report
-Transportation – signage project and road updates
-Agritourism
-2018 Bike Ride on Great River Road, 2017 Iowa Bike Ride
-Report from committee appointed to look into signage at interpretive
 centers

1:30 p.m.

Chairwoman's report
-Byways of Iowa Coalition and Byways of Iowa Foundation 
-Iowa State Fair participation Aug. 12-13
-Lansing bridge report
-Eastern Iowa Tourism bid sheet

1:45 p.m.

Ex officio member reports
-Mary Stahlhut, Iowa Department of Transportation – logo use update
-Ron Deiss, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
-Shawna Lode, Iowa Tourism Office
-Liesl Voges, Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs
-Randy Schultz, Iowa Department of Natural Resources

2 p.m.

2015 Iowa Great River Road Corridor Management Plan
-FY 2017 MRPC goals and implementation accomplished
-FY 2018 goals, priorities, resources, challenges, and partnering
 opportunities

2:30 p.m.

Adjourn

*Action item

Note: The Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission Inc., a 501 (c) (4) tax-exempt fundraising organization, will meet at this location immediately following the meeting of the Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission.

For more information, contact Mary Stahlhut, Iowa Department of Transportation, by phone at 515-239-1369 or email mary.stahlhut@iowadot.us.

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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