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Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission to meet Oct. 17 in Wapello

AMES, Iowa – Oct. 12, 2022 – The Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission (MRPC) will meet Monday, Oct. 17, at the Toolesboro Mounds and Museum, 6568 Toolesboro Road, in Wapello. Following the lunch break, the meeting will reconvene at the ISU Extension Office, 317 Van Buren Street, in Wapello.

Interested parties may attend in-person or join the meeting by using the Zoom link: and Meeting ID: 7969353384# and passcode: 742270#. To join the meeting by conference call, dial 309-205-3325. The link and 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

Welcome and introductions

10:15 a.m.

*Approval of July 18, 2022, meeting minutes

*Treasurer report and approval

10:30 a.m.


*Discuss and approve expenditures

*Discuss 2023 budget and allocate work plan items

11:30 a.m.

National and State MRPC Committee reports

-Marketing Committee



-Recreation and Agriculture

-Heritage and Culture


Adjourn for lunch

1 p.m.

Resume meeting at ISU Extension Office

Chair Report

- Commission’s letter to the National MRPC Board

1:30 p.m.

Comments from interpretive centers

Ex officio member and other reports

2 p.m.

Linking with other States


3 p.m.

Reports and Updates

- Zebulon Pike project

4 p.m.

Future meeting schedule


* Action Items

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

Contact: Emily Whaley, Iowa Department of Transportation, at 515-239-1629 or [email protected].

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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 Department of Natural Resources, Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, and Iowa Economic Development Authority’s Iowa Tourism Office.


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