ROCK ISLAND, Illinois – The Mississippi River Commission hosts a public meeting aboard the Motor Vessel Mississippi while it is docked at the Hannibal (Missouri) Riverfront on August 11 from 2 to 5 p.m.
The Mississippi River Commission is a seven-person, presidentially appointed commission, which conducts semi-annual inspections of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers programs and projects related to the Mississippi River and its tributaries. As part of these inspections, the commission invites the public aboard its transportation vessel, the MV Mississippi, the largest towboat on the river.
During the public meetings, the President of the Commission provides a summary report of issues affecting Corps of Engineers programs and projects. This report is followed by a presentation by a local Corps of Engineers district commander, in this case, Col. Craig Baumgartner of the Rock Island District. The meeting culminates with presentations from local organizations and comments from the public who wish to share their insight into any issue affecting Corps of Engineers projects or programs on the Mississippi River.
Due to capacity restrictions, space aboard the motor vessel is limited so those wishing to attend the meeting should consider this a first come, first serve opportunity. Proper, valid identification will be required to board the vessel and everyone will be subject to a security search.
For more information about the Mississippi River Commission, visit www.mvd.usace.army.mil/mrc.
For more information about the public meeting, call Allen Marshall at (309) 794-5204 or Sam Heilig at (309) 794-5730.
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