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 Burnham 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 2020 schedule is as follows: January 15, February 12, March 11, April 8, May 13, June 10, July 8, August 12, September 9, October 7, November 4*, and December 9. *The November meeting is being held a week earlier than normal, due to the Veteran’s Day holiday landing on the second Wednesday of the month.

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.

Executive Committee Representatives (Effective for 2020)

Supplemental Items*
June 2020 Agenda FFY 2021-2024 Transportation Improvement Program – DRAFT
Excess STBG Policy – DRAFT
FY 2021 Unified Planning Work Program and Budget – AMENDED 
Illustrative Project Appendix – DRAFT
May 2020 Agenda – AMENDED
May 2020 Agenda
Minutes FY 2021 Unified Planning Work Program and Budget – FINAL
April 2020 Agenda Minutes
March 2020 Agenda Minutes FY 2019 Audit – DRAFT FY 2021 Unified Planning Work Program and Budget – DRAFT MPO Strategic Plan – Implementation Summary FFY 2024 STBG Project Scores
March 2020 Agenda Minutes FY 2019 Audit – DRAFT
FY 2021 Unified Planning Work Program and Budget – DRAFT
MPO Strategic Plan – Implementation Summary
FFY 2024 STBG Project Scores
February 2020 Agenda Minutes FY 2020 Budget Amendment Summary
2019 Central Iowa Trails Condition Report 
2016-2020 Safety Targets Report 
2nd Quarter Budget Report
Illustrative Project List
FFY 2024 STBG Applications
FFY 2024 TAP Applications
January 2020 Agenda Minutes Priority Project List
GDMP Legislative Agenda
December 2019 Agenda Minutes DRAFT – Trail Condition Report
November 2019 Agenda Minutes Mobilizing Tomorrow Summary of Changes
Draft STBG Scoring Criteria
Draft Model Bike Ordinance
Data Bike 2.0 Proposal
October 2019 Agenda Minutes Draft STBG Scoring Criteria
Special Executive Committee Meeting — September 2019 Agenda Minutes
September 2019 Agenda Minutes Travel Demand Model Documentation
Model Bicycle Ordinance
FY 2018 Environmental Justice Report
Excess STBG Funding
August 2019 Agenda Minutes FY 2020-2023 Transportation Capital Improvement Program
NHTS Summary Report
July 2019 Agenda Minutes Final FFY 2020-2023 Transportation Improvement Program
Mobilizing Tomorrow Project List
Polk Soil and Water MOU
MPO and CIRTPA Service Agreement
FY 2020 Investment Policy
June 2019 Agenda Minutes Draft FFY 2020-2023 Transportation Improvement Program
FY 2020 Investment Policy
Mobilizing Tomorrow Project List
Chapter 2: Goals, Measures, and Targets – DRAFT
May 2019 Agenda Minutes FY 2020 Unified Work Program and Budget – FINAL
April 2019 Agenda Minutes FY 2023 STBG Funding Recommendation
FY 2019 GDMP Priority Project List 
Draft Growth Scenario Methodology Appendix
FAST Act Reauthorization Priorities
Polk County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan Public Comments & Actions Taken
March 2019 Agenda – AMENDED
March 2019 Agenda
Minutes Proposal for Compensation Consulting Services
Draft FY 2020 Unified Planning Work Program and Budget
February 2019 Agenda Minutes MPO-DART Memorandum of Understanding
2015-2019 Safety Targets
2nd Quarter Budget Report
January 2019 Agenda – AMENDED
January 2019 Agenda
Minutes FFY 2023 STBG Submitted Application Summary
GDMP Priority Project List 
Draft Environmental Justice Report
December 2018 Agenda Minutes
November 2018 Agenda Minutes TIP Amendment Map
Performance Measure Target Setting Report
1st Quarter Budget Report
October 2018 Agenda – AMENDED
October 2018 Agenda
Minutes TIP Amendment Map
Planning Area Boundary Update Map
September 2018 Agenda Minutes FY 2019 Investment Policy
ICAAP Pre-Applications
Special August 2018 Agenda Minutes
August 2018 Agenda Minutes FY 2019-2022 TCIP
Highway Trust Fund Draft Proposal
July 2018 Agenda – AMENDED
July 2018 Agenda
Minutes FFY 2019-2022 TIP – FINAL 
TIP Amendment Map
June 2018 Agenda – AMENDED
June 2018 Agenda
May 2018 Agenda  Minutes FY 2019 Unified Planning Work Program and Budget
TIP Amendment Map
Strategic Plan Implementation Steps
Draft Data Bike Report
April 2018 Agenda  Minutes Passenger Transportation Plan – FINAL DRAFT
FFY 2022 STBG Funding Recommendation
Goal 1 Performance Report 
FY 2018 Transportation Spending Bill Summary
March 2018 Agenda  Minutes FY 2019 Unified Planning Work Program and Budget
Priority Projects and Policies List for GDMP Annual DC Trip 
Submitted Applications Packet
Submitted Project Scores
Public Input Summary
FY 2022 Funding Recommendation

*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 11 Policy Committee representatives.  Member communities over 50,000, plus Polk County, receive automatic representation on the Executive Committee, with the City of Des Moines receiving two representatives.  Members under 50,000 are organized into one of three geographic subareas (East Subarea, Northwest Subarea, and Southwest Subarea).  Each subarea has five member governments, and the members within each subarea select two representatives to serve on the Executive Committee.  The Des Moines Area MPO annually elects a chair, vice-chair, and a secretary/treasurer from among its Executive Committee representatives. Current Executive Committee members include:

  • Steve Gaer, City of West Des Moines – MPO Chair
  • Joe Gatto, City of Des Moines – MPO Vice Chair
  • Gary Lorenz, City of Ankeny – MPO Secretary/Treasurer
  • Tom Armstrong, City of Grimes  – Northwest Subarea Rep/ MPO Ex Officio
  • Bob Andeweg, City of Urbandale – Northwest Subarea Rep
  • Stephanie Riva, City of Norwalk – Southwest Subarea Rep
  • Ted Weaver, City of Clive – Southwest Subarea Rep
  • Sara Kurovski, City of Pleasant Hill – East Subarea Rep
  • Kyle Mertz, City of Altoona – East Subarea Rep
  • Chris Coleman, City of Des Moines
  • Matt McCoy, Polk County

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.