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 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 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*
February 2018 Agenda – AMENDED
February 2018 Agenda
Minutes TIP Amendment Map
January 2018 Agenda Minutes TIP Amendment Map
FFY 2022 STBG Submitted Applications
FFY 2022 STBG Application Scores
FFY 2022 STGB Set-Aside Submitted Applications
Draft Federal Legislative Agenda – Project and Policies
December 2017 Agenda Minutes Railroad Revolving Loan and Grant Agreement
TIP Amendment Map
November 2017 Agenda Minutes DART Federal Funding Transfer Request Letter
DART Memorandum of Understanding – DRAFT
TIP Amendment Map
October 2017 Agenda Minutes  TIP Amendment Maps
September 2017 Agenda Minutes
Iowa Clean Air Attainment Program Pre-Applications
Draft Safety Performance Report
August 2017 Agenda Minutes TIP Amendment Maps
Transportation Capital Improvement Program Draft
Regional Assessment of Fair Housing Study 28E Agreement
Iowa Clean Air Attainment Program Pre-Applications
MPO Steering Committee July 25, 2017 Agenda
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

*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.