Iowa DOT News Release



Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission to meet Nov. 9 in Muscatine

Posted on: October 30, 2015

AMES, Iowa – Oct. 30, 2015 – The Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission (MRPC) will meet Monday, Nov. 9, at the United Way of Muscatine’s office in the Pearl Plaza Building, 208 W. 2nd St., Suite 201, in Muscatine.

Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission Agenda

9:30 a.m.

Roll call
Welcome
Introductions
*Approval of Oct. 8, 2015, meeting minutes

9:40 a.m.

*Treasurer report and approval

9:50 a.m.

Reports

   -Annual MRPC Meeting Committee updates
      -Culture and Heritage
      -Environment, Recreation, and Agriculture
      -Transportation
      -Communications and Marketing

   -Iowa MRPC Strategic Plan implementation

   -Other reports
      -Byways of Iowa Coalition
      -Byways of Iowa Foundation

11 a.m.

Corridor Management Plan (CMP) implementation progress
   -State and local communications
   -Marketing

Iowa Great River Road sign installation project

Proposed MRPC meeting dates

Noon

Adjourn for lunch

1 p.m.

Strategy implementation workshop

1:30 p.m.

Great River Road assets discussion

2:30 p.m.

Adjourn

*Action item

Contact: Mary Stahlhut, Iowa Department of Transportation, at 515-239-1369 or mary.stahlhut@dot.iowa.gov

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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