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Great River Road

 

MRPC Annual Meeting – September 17-19
 

The 2014 MRPC Annual Meeting will take place in Memphis on September 17-19. Memphis is a city with great food and a fascinating history. Jazz, blues, rock ‘n’ roll and country music all trace their roots to this Mississippi River town. 

 

Register now  â€“ Early bird deadline is September 3

Before September 3
Delegate Early Bird          $195
Spouse Early Bird            $145
 
After September 3
Delegate Regular              $220
Spouse Regular                $170

Don’t miss this chance to meet in one of the most storied cities in America. Register now!
 


 

Hotel Reservations - Deadline: August 27

 

Springhill Suites, located in downtown Memphis (same location as 2009 meeting)
The room rate is $125 per night and includes breakfast.
Make your reservation by calling 800-593-6415 or 901-522-2100

 
 

Tentative Agenda (the following speakers have been invited)


Wednesday, 9/17  

4:00pm Board of Directors Meeting

 

Thursday, 9/18  

Morning Session

Introductions and Welcome
Lee Hinson (MRCT Chairman), John Sheahan (MRPC-TN),
Mark McAdoo (TDOT) and Diana Threadgill (President-MRCT)
 
Regena Bearden             
VP Marketing (Tourism)
Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau
(Kevin Kane – President to Welcome)
 
Ted Townsend            
Assistant Commissioner ECD (Economics)

Dr. Kendrick Curtis         
Director – Community & Rural Development – TN ECD
 
Chris Masingill                 
Federal Co-Chairman (DRA)
Delta Regional Authority
 
Randy Richardson          
Executive Director (Port)
Memphis & Shelby County Port Authority

Lunch
                                   
Welcome – Mark Luttrell
Shelby County Mayor
 
Keynote Speaker:
Senator Mark Norris         
Tennessee
State Senate Majority Leader (Government)
 
Afternoon Session

Colonel Jeffrey Anderson
District Commander
U.S. Corps of Engineers (Corps)
 
Ed Lambert                     
Environment Director
 
Ted Sykes                           
President – American Queen Steamboat Company

Deborah Flautt                    
Support Manager (Cruises)
 
Patrick Brennan                
Manager of Sustainability (Shipping)
Ingram Barge Company
 
Willie Bearden                    
Documentary Filmmaker & Historian (The Delta)
 
Jimmy Ogle                         
Community Development Manager (History)
Memphis Riverfront Development Corp. – Historian
 
Paul Young                          
Director, Sustainable Shelby (Greenline)

Tara Wohlgemuth             
Mid-South Greenways
 
Charles McVean & Greg Maxted
Harahan Bridge (Trails)
Project and Big River Strategic Initiative

Evening
           
Reception and Dinner – River Terrace, Mud Island River Park

 

Friday, 9/19

Morning Session

Technical Committee Sessions

  • Transportation
  • Marketing
  • Culture and Heritage
  • Environment, Recreation, Agriculture

 
Tom Fulgham – Ducks Unlimited 
Chief Communications (Bass Pro)
Office – Exhibits & Bass Pro – Memphis Pyramid
 
Mary Nita Bondurant – Discovery Park of America (Museum)
Director of Marketing – Union City, TN
 
Diana Threadgill                 
Mississippi River Corridor – TN (Great River Road)
President – project update – NSB

Lunch
 
Keynote Speaker – Mayor A.C. Wharton
Memphis City Government
Co-Chair / Cities & Towns Initiative
 
Afternoon Session
                                  
Board Shuttle Buses for Tours: 

  • National Civil Rights Museum
  • National Ornamental Metal Museum (Culture)
Evening
 

Pilot's Banquet 

 

701 E. Washington Ave. Suite 202
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: 866-763-8310
Fax: 608-242-8896