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Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission to meet March 16 in Fort Madison

March 13, 2020 - UPDATE  -The Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission (MRPC) will convene their previously scheduled meeting via conference call Monday, Mar. 16, 2020, at 10 a.m. to allow commissioners and the public to participate and avoid concerns related to the coronavirus, or COVID-19.

Interested parties may join the call by dialing (866) 685-1580 code 0009990538# or attend at Connection Bank, 636 Avenue G, in Fort Madison. The phone line is active shortly before the meeting and discontinued immediately after the meeting ends.


AMES, Iowa – March 3, 2020– The Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission (MRPC) will meet Monday, March 16, at Connection Bank, 636 Avenue G, in Fort Madison.

Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission Agenda

10 a.m.

Roll call
Welcome and introductions

10:15 a.m.

Approval of previous meeting minutes
Treasurer report and approval

10:30 a.m.

-Review current expenditures
-Discuss and plan for current year

11 a.m.

National and State MRPC Committee reports
-Culture and Heritage and interpretive center reports
-Environment, Recreation, and Agriculture

12:15 p.m.

Adjourn for lunch

1 p.m.

Reports and updates
- Young House Museum and Cascade Bridge reports
- Discussion on increasing public awareness through media
- Approval of funding to create a media program through use of Travel Iowa’s EcDev Marketing Co-op contract with the LS2group

2:15 p.m.

Chair report
- National board meeting reports

2:45 p.m.

Comments from interpretive centers
Ex officio member and other reports

3 p.m.


4 p.m.

Future meeting schedule

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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