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Dec122018

Cordelia Pierson Re-Elected to MN Mississippi River Parkway Commission

Via a December 12 News Release from the Minnesota Mississippi River Parkway Commission:

Cordelia Pierson of Minneapolis has been re-elected to represent Elk River to Hastings Region on the Minnesota Mississippi River Parkway Commission (MN-MRPC). 

Established by Minnesota Statute, the MN-MRPC’s mission is 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 history byway known as the Great River Road. Membership consists of two members of the House; two members of the Senate; appointees from five state agencies (Transportation, Natural Resources, Tourism, Historical Society, and Agriculture); five regional members; and one member at large.

The Regional Commissioners on the MN-MRPC serve a critical role as liaison between the local communities of the region and the MN-MRPC.  Cordelia Pierson was originally elected to the MN-MRPC in 2011 and currently serves as Vice Chair.  Pierson looks forward to another term on the Commission and upcoming projects including refinement of new online travel maps and guides, a Plan Your Project online tool for road and project managers, new print maps and development of a Great River Road Ambassador Program to provide tools and information to attractions and communities along the route.

The MN-MRPC oversees the Minnesota Great River Road National Scenic Byway as the Mississippi River’s continuous pleasure drive network.  It works to ensure Minnesotans and travelers from around the world can connect to and experience what the river offers, now and into the future. The Commission regularly considers letters of support as partners seek funding for projects that improve the byway experience and help implement the Corridor Management Plan. The Minnesota Great River Road spans 565 miles, 43 communities, 20 counties, three tribes and six unique destination areas (regions).  Information on the Minnesota Great River Road – including online mapping and travel guides - is available at www.mnmississippiriver.com

The MN-MRPC is a member of the National Mississippi River Parkway Commission (MRPC) which includes the 10 states that border the Mississippi River (Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana).  The MRPC is a community focused organization supporting the parkway, the river, its amenities and the travel experience for the nearly 3,000 mile route from Lake Itasca to the Gulf of Mexico. For more information, visit www.experiencemississippiriver.com

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