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Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission to meet Dec. 15 in Davenport

AMES, Iowa – Dec. 10, 2014 – The Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission (MRPC) will meet Monday, Dec. 15, at the Putnam Museum, 1717 W. 12th St., in Davenport.

Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission Agenda

9 a.m.

Roll call


*Approval of Nov. 7, 2014, meeting minutes

9:10 a.m.

*Treasurer report and approval

Other business
   - Reports
   - Early 2015 events and Great River Road promotion

    9:20 a.m.

Corridor Management Plan
   - Committee report
   - Great River Road route review – David Dahlquist, consultant

9:30 a.m.

Corridor Management Plan workshop – David Dahlquist and
Breann Bye, consultant team

   - Discussion of Core Management Directions and Actions


Adjourn for lunch

12:45 p.m.

Corridor Management Plan workshop (continued)

2 p.m.

National Geographic Society’s geotourism project update – Joe Taylor, president and CEO, Quad Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau

2:30 p.m.


*Action item


Contact: Mary Stahlhut, Iowa Department of Transportation, at 515-239-1369 or [email protected]


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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