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 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
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.