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 2018 schedule is as follows: January 10, February 7, March 7, April 11, May 16, June 13, July 18, August 8, September 12, October 10, November 7, and December 12.
The 2019 schedule is as follows: January 9, February 13, March 13, April 10, May 15*, June 12, July 17*, August 7, September 11, October 9, November 13, and December 11. *Different from usual schedule.
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 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:
- Steve Gaer, City of West Des Moines – Chair
- Joe Gatto, City of Des Moines – Vice Chair
- Gary Lorenz, City of Ankeny – Secretary/Treasurer
- Angela Connolly, Polk County – At Large
- Ted Weaver, City of Clive – At Large
- Stephanie Riva, City of Norwalk – At Large
- Tom Armstrong, City of Grimes – Ex Officio
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.