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Mississippi River Parkway Commission of Kentucky

Authority: KRS 176.500
Status: Active
Term: 4 years
Chair: Commission annually elects Chair
Description: The Mississippi River Parkway Commission (MRPC) is a multistate organization which works collectively to preserve, promote, and enhance the scenic, historic, and recreational resources of the Mississippi River, to foster economic growth in the corridor, and to develop the national, scenic and historic parkway known as the Great River Road. The ten states that border the Mississippi River comprise the MRPC. They include: Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi Missouri, Tennessee and Wisconsin. The MRPC is one of the only - and certainly the oldest - organizations whose work ties together all of the Mississippi River states. The commission consists of ten members, four citizen members appointed by the Governor, and consisting of one member from each of the four counties that border the Mississippi River.
Composition: Commission shall consist of 10 members as follows: Secretary of Tourism Cabinet and Secretary of Transportation Cabinet, or their designees. 4 citizen members appointed by the Governor (consisting of 1 member from each of the 4 counties that border the Mississippi River). 4 members shall be the respective County Judge/Executives of Ballard, Carlisle, Fulton and Hickman Counties.
Compensation: Expenses
Meeting Schedule: The general membership gathers twice each year at an Annual and Semi-Annual meeting. Individual state commissions meet quarterly or as their work plan dictates.
Number of Members: 10
Needs Senate Confirmation: No
Address:
          Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet Capital Plaza Tower
          Frankfort, KY
County: Franklin
Website: www.kentuckytourism.com
Phone: (502)-564-8110
Fax: (502)-564-9015

Members

NameAppointedTerm ExpiresPositionCounty
Hodges, Levi T8/14/20148/10/2018MemberFulton
Webb, Brandi8/14/20148/10/2018MemberCarlisle
Pruitt, Norma Reed8/14/20148/10/2018MemberHickman
Lane, Lynn M.8/14/20148/10/2018MemberBallard
Viniard, Vickie 
Terry, Greg
Martin, Jim
Wilson, Kenny
Parkinson, DonEx-Officio
Thomas, GregEx-Officio

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