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Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission to meet March 24 in Burlington

AMES, Iowa – March 15, 2023 – The Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission (MRPC) will meet Friday, March 24, at the Des Moines County Heritage Center Museum, 501 N. Fourth St., in Burlington.

Interested parties may attend in-person or join the meeting by using the Zoom link: To join the meeting by conference call, dial 312-626-6799 and use Meeting ID:  847 3878 0642# and then press # to enter the meeting. 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 Jan. 20, 2023, meeting minutes

*Treasurer report and approval

10:30 a.m.


*Discuss and approve expenditures

*Radio ads: amend approval

-Discuss River Travel

11:30 a.m.

National Committee appointments and state MRPC Committee reports

-Marketing Committee



-Recreation and Agriculture

-Heritage and Culture


Adjourn for lunch

12:30 p.m.

Chair report

1 p.m.

Comments from interpretive centers

Ex officio member and other reports

1:30 p.m.

Linking with other states


2:30 p.m.

Reports and updates

-Railroad merger/Wolf Pipeline

-Scenic America grants

-Old Fort Madison

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 at this location 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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