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Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission to meet Feb. 26 in Burlington

AMES, Iowa –Feb. 18, 2019 – The Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission (MRPC) will meet Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, at the Des Moines County Heritage Center Museum, 501 N. 4th St., in Burlington. This meeting had been previously scheduled for Feb. 12 but was postponed due to winter weather.

Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission Agenda

10 a.m.

Roll call

Welcome and introductions

Approval of October and December meeting minutes

10:15 a.m.

Treasurer report and approval

Fiscal year budget status report

Interpretative center staff update

Future meeting schedule

-Semi-annual National MRPC meeting - Clarksdale, Mississippi; April 2-4, 2019

10:45 a.m.

Chair report

-National Board meeting reports

-Iowa MRPC 2019 guidance document

11:00 a.m.

National and State MRPC Committee reports

-Culture and Heritage



-Environment, Recreation, and Agriculture

11:30 a.m.

Ex officio member and other reports

-Mary Stahlhut, Iowa DOT

-Ron Deiss, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

-Jacque Matsen, Iowa Tourism Office

-Liesl Vogt, Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs

-Margo Underwood, Iowa Department of Natural Resources

11:45 a.m.

Adjourn for lunch

1 p.m.

Review mid-year budget and work plans

Commissioners propose work plans and cost estimates

Vote on remaining fiscal year work plans and costs

2 p.m.

Open discussion

2:30 p.m.



Note: The Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission Inc., a 501 (c) (4) tax-exempt fundraising organization, will meet at this location immediately following the meeting of the Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission.

For more information, contact Mary Stahlhut, Iowa DOT, by phone at 515-239-1369 or email [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 Department of Natural Resources, Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, and Iowa Economic Development Authority’s Iowa Tourism Office.


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