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Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission to meet April 23

AMES, Iowa – April 21, 2015 – The Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission will join the 10-state Mississippi River Parkway Commission at its semiannual meeting Wednesday through Friday, April 22-24. The semiannual meeting will be held at the Best Western Plus Kelly Inn, 100 Fourth Ave. S., in St. Cloud, Minn.

The Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission will conduct a brief business meeting at 7 a.m. Thursday, April 23, at the meeting site in St. Cloud.

Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission Agenda

7 a.m.

Roll call


*Approval of March 24, 2015, meeting minutes

7:10 a.m.

*Treasurer report and approval

   - Budget review  

7:15 a.m.


   - Executive Board workshop  

7:30 a.m.

Corridor Management Plan

  - Publication and promotion plan update

  - Spring 2015 public meeting schedule 

7:50 a.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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