Iowa DOT News Release

Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission Meeting Rescheduled to Feb. 7

Posted on: January 30, 2013

AMES, Iowa – Jan. 30, 2013 – The Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission (MRPC) has rescheduled its quarterly meeting to Thursday, Feb. 7. The meeting will be held at the Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Drive. The meeting was originally scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 31, but has been rescheduled due to weather conditions.



10 a.m.

Roll call




*Approval of Nov. 29, 2012, quarterly meeting minutes

Treasurer’s report

10:30 a.m.

Iowa Corridor Management Plan update and setting priorities session with David L. Dahlquist Associates, LLC

1:30 p.m.

Planning for the April 2013 national meeting to be held in Bettendorf

3 p.m.



*Action item


The MRPC is a multistate organization that works collectively to preserve, promote and enhance the scenic, historic and recreational resources of the Mississippi River; foster the economic growth of the corridor; and 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, Iowa Great River Road and 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 Department of Natural Resources, Iowa Economic Development Authority’s Iowa Tourism Office, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.


Contact: Debra Arp, Iowa Department of Transportation, 515-239-1681 or

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