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Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission to meet April 25

AMES, Iowa – April 22, 2014 – The Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission will conduct a brief business meeting at 7 a.m. Friday, April 25, at the Holiday Inn, 3800 E. Homer M. Adams Parkway, in Alton, Ill.

On Thursday and Friday, April 24 and 25, the Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission will join the 10-state Mississippi River Parkway Commission at the semiannual meeting to be held at the Lewis and Clark Community College, 5800 Godfrey Road, in Godfrey, Ill.

Business meeting Thursday, April 24

Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission Agenda

7 a.m.
Roll call
*Approval of April 2, 2014, meeting minutes

7:15 a.m.
*Treasurer report and approval
General reports
-MRPC (multistate)
-Bylaws Committee
-Corridor Management Plan Committee
-Culture and Heritage Committee
-Marketing Committee
-Transportation Committee
-Environment, Recreation, and Agriculture Committee

7:30 a.m.
Old business
-Byway sustainability
-Committee assignments
New business
-Appointment of Scott Tunnicliff, Scott County -National Scenic Byways interpretive center sign delivery

7:45 a.m.

*Action item
Contact: Mary Stahlhut, Iowa Department of Transportation, at 515-239-1369 or Mary Stahlhut

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 Natural Resource Commission, and Iowa Economic Development Authority’s Iowa Tourism Office.