Iowa DOT News Release



Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission to meet Feb. 8 in Clinton

Posted on: February 01, 2016

AMES, Iowa – Feb. 1, 2016 – The Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission (MRPC) will meet Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, at the Lyons Branch Library, 105 Main Ave., in Clinton.

Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission Agenda

9:45 a.m.

Roll call

Welcome

Introductions

*Approval of Nov. 9, 2015, meeting minutes

9:55 a.m.

*Treasurer report and approval

Other reports

   -Great River Road events

   -Iowa Byways sustainability

   -Byways of Iowa Coalition

   -Byways of Iowa Foundation

   -Iowa Great River Road Signing Project

10:15 a.m.

President’s report

National Committee and Strategic Plan priorities

   -Culture and Heritage

   -Marketing – Drive the Great River Road September 2016

   -Transportation

   -Agriculture

   -National board meeting

   -Semiannual MRPC meeting April 27-29, 2016, La Crosse, Wis.

   -Annual MRPC meeting Sept. 14-16, 2016, Natchez, Miss.

11:40 a.m.

MRPC meeting schedule

11:45 a.m.

Break for lunch and attend the Clinton Rotary Club meeting

Noon

Clinton Rotary Club presentation

Rastrelli’s, Tuscany Room, 238 Main Ave., Clinton

 1:15 p.m.

Reconvene at the Lyons Branch Library

Iowa Corridor Management Plan implementation workshop

   -July 2015 priorities progress reports by county

   -Committee breakouts to set action plans

 3:00 p.m.

Action plan reports

 3:30 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