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Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission to meet Nov. 7 in Guttenberg

AMES, Iowa – Nov. 1, 2014 – The Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission (MRPC) will meet Friday, Nov. 7, at the River Park Place Conference Center, 308 S. River Park Drive, in Guttenberg. 

Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission Agenda

10 a.m.

Roll call


*Approval of June 12 meeting minutes

10:15 a.m.

*Treasurer report and approval

- *Current budget

- Budget request for FY 2016 and 2017 – John Goodmann

Old business

- *Tear sheet and Iowa Byways Travel Guide publications

10:35 a.m.

Technical member reports
- Travel Iowa website – Shawna Lode
- Great River Road signage project – Mary Stahlhut

10:45 a.m.

Corridor Management Plan
- Committee report
- Great River Road route review – David Dahlquist
- Discussion: Core management directions and actions

11:30 a.m.

Discussion of work plans

11:50 a.m.

*Schedule FY 2015 Commission meeting dates and locations


Adjourn for lunch

1 p.m.

- 1 Mississippi – Andy Kimmel

1:20 p.m.

New business
- Sustainability; Edible Iowa project – Edith Pfeffer

1:30 p.m.

County reports

2 p.m.

Annual meeting reports
- Culture and Heritage Committee 
- Marketing Committee
- Transportation Committee
- Environment, Recreation, and Agriculture Committee

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.



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