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Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission to meet by conference call April 19

Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission to meet by conference call April 19

AMES, Iowa – April 16, 2021 – The Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission (MRPC) will convene a conference call Monday, April 19, 2021, 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 (800) 509-6344 and passcode 5778996. The phone line will be active shortly before the meeting and discontinued immediately after the meeting ends.

Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission Agenda

10 a.m.

Roll call

Telephonic meeting statement, welcome and introductions

10:10 a.m.

*Approval of Feb.15, 2021, minutes

*Review and approval of Treasurer’s report

10:15 a.m.


- Review current expenditures

- *Annual dues to National MRPC

- *Iowa Byways Foundation membership

- All-American Road possibilities

12:00 p.m.


12:30 p.m.

National MRPC committee appointments

12:45 p.m.

Comments from Interpretative Centers

Ex officio members and others

1:15 p.m.

Chairman’s report

1:45 pm

National committee reports

- Marketing

- Transportation

- Environment

- Recreation and Agriculture

- Heritage and Culture

2:00 pm

Update on activities

- Cascade Bridge in Burlington

- Young Museum, Bellevue

2:00 pm

General discussion increasing public awareness

- Cross-posting and tagging on Facebook

- Update on Travel Iowa’s Scenic Byways Passport Program

- Iowa Byways monthly newsletter

2:55 pm

Future meeting schedule

3:00 pm


* Action Items

Note: The Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission Inc., a 501(c)(4) tax-exempt fundraising organization, will participate in a conference call immediately following the meeting of the Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission.

For more information, contact Emily Whaley, Iowa DOT, by phone at 515-239-1629 or email [email protected].

Iowa DOT ensures nondiscrimination and equal employment in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other nondiscrimination statutes. If you need more information or special assistance for persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency, contact Tonnette R. Harris, J.D., Civil Rights Bureau Director at 515-509-8814 or by email at [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 national 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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