Executive Committee

The Executive Committee meets on the second Wednesday of each month. Open to the public, meetings begin at 11:30 a.m. and are held in the Mead Room at the MPO office, located at 420 Watson Powell, Suite 200, in Des Moines, Iowa 50309. Dates and times are subject to change.

The Executive Committee receives technical guidance and recommendations from the Transportation Technical Committee. The Executive Committee then offers its recommendations to the MPO Policy Committee. A majority of the Executive Committee members also serve on the MPO Strategic Plan Steering Committee.

If you have any questions about this group, or would like copies of past agendas or minutes, please contact Tracey Deckard.

Supplemental Items*
July 2017 Agenda Minutes Final FFY 2018-2021 Transportation Improvement Program
Certification Review Report – Draft
Draft Commuting and Congestion Reports
MPO Strategic Plan Steering Committee July 6 Agenda
June 2017 Agenda Minutes FFY 2018-2021 Transportation Improvement Program – DRAFT
TIP Amendment Maps 
MPO Strategic Plan Steering Committee May Agenda
May 2017 Agenda Minutes FY 2018 Unified Planning Work Program and Budget 
2017 Bridge Report – DRAFT
TIP Amendment Map
FFY 2021 STBG Funding Recommendation
MPO Strategic Plan Steering Committee April Agenda
April 2017 Agenda Minutes 2017 Federal Legislative Agenda
FFY 2021 STBG Funding Recommendation
2016 Trails Report – DRAFT
MPO Strategic Plan Steering Committee March Agenda
March 2017 Agenda  Minutes  2017 Freight Report – Draft
TIP Amendment Maps
MPO Strategic Planning Steering Committee February Agenda
February 2017 Agenda Minutes TIP Development Schedule
STBG Program Public Comments
STBG Presentation Schedule
January 2017 Agenda Minutes TIP Amendment Maps
2021 STBG Score Sheet
Pavement Condition Report – DRAFT
December 2016 Agenda Minutes TIP Amendment Maps
Draft 2017 MPO State Legislative Agenda
Draft 2017 MPO Federal Legislative Agenda
Draft 2016 VMT Report
November 2016 Agenda Minutes Water Trails and Greenways Plan
Mobilizing Tomorrow Project Lists
Great Western Trail Letters of Concern
FFY 2017-2020 TIP Amendment Maps
FFCS Amendment Maps
2016 STP Transfer Letter for MPO
National Highway Freight Network Map
MPO Policy Committee October Agenda DRAFT`
October 2016 Agenda Minutes MPO Request for Qualifications: Strategic Planning Consultant DRAFT
MPO Policy Committee October Agenda DRAFT
September 2016 Agenda Minutes 2016 Environmental Justice Report -DRAFT
August 2016 Agenda Minutes Travel Demand Model Validation and Analysis Appendix
FY 2017-2020 Transportation Capital Improvement Program DRAFT
ICAAP Letters of Intent
2016 Crash Analysis Report – Updated
Commuting and Congestion Analysis
July 2016 Agenda-Amended
July 2016 Agenda
Minutes Final FFY 2017-2020 TIP
TIP Amendment Map – Polk County
Travel Demand Model Validation and Analysis Appendix
Commuting and Congestion Analysis

*Supplemental items included are versions that were presented at that meeting.  Please refer to the Regional Plans, MPO Initiatives or Resource Library pages of this website for final versions of documents.

Executive Committee members

The Executive Committee is comprised of seven members. These include the MPO’s three elected officers, the Chair, Vice chair and Secretary/Treasurer; the immediate past Chair; three additional members elected by the MPO Policy Committee; and at least one representative of the City of Des Moines. Current Executive Committee members include:

  • Tom Armstrong, City of Grimes – Chair
  • Steve Gaer, City of West Des Moines – Vice Chair
  • Ruth Randleman, City of Carlisle – Secretary/Treasurer
  • Angela Connolly, Polk County – At Large
  • Joe Gatto, City of Des Moines – At Large
  • Chris Coleman, City of Des Moines – At Large
  • Tom Hockensmith, Polk County – Ex Officio

Agenda archives

Click here to view archived agendas and minutes.

Planning to attend a meeting?

Anyone planning to attend MPO meetings who may need auxiliary aids or services should call the Des Moines Area MPO office at 515-334-0075. Please call at least 48 hours in advance so that appropriate arrangements can be made.