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Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission to meet Oct. 12 in Davenport

AMES, Iowa – Oct. 6, 2016 – The Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission (MRPC) will meet Wednesday, Oct. 12, at Nahant Marsh Education Center, 4220 Wapello Ave., in Davenport.

Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission Agenda

9:30 a.m.

Roll call

Welcome and introductions

*Approval of Sept. 15, 2016, meeting minutes

10 a.m.

*Treasurer report and approval

Budget planning for 2017

*MRPC meeting schedule

10:30 a.m.

National MRPC Committee reports

   - Culture and Heritage – Interpretive Center visits

   - Marketing – National Geographic project

   - Transportation – signage project update, road updates

   - Agriculture

   - National board meeting

Chairwoman’s report

   - Iowa Byways Sustainability Project

   - Byways of Iowa Foundation

11 a.m.

National MRPC hosting plans for September 2017


Working lunch

1 p.m.


1:30 p.m.

Commissioners will attend the National Geographic Branding Event of the Mississippi River Valley at the iWireless Center, 1201 River Drive, in Moline, Illinois. This event is open to the public.

*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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