MPO Policy Committee

The MPO Policy Committee – often referred to simply as the MPO – meets on the third Thursday of the month, nine months of the year. Open to the public, meetings begin at 4 p.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 meetings for 2021 are as follows: January 21, February 18, April 15, May 20, June 17, August 19, September 16, October 21, and November 18. No meetings are scheduled for March, July or December.

The Policy Committee receives recommendations from the TTC and the Executive Committee before taking formal action on transportation issues. West Des Moines Mayor Steve Gaer is the MPO Chair, and Des Moines City Council Member Joe Gatto is the Vice Chair.

If you have any questions about this group, please contact Tracey Deckard.

Policy Committee Representatives (Effective for 2020)
Policy Committee Representatives (Alternates) (Effective for 2020)

Minutes &
Supplemental Items*
April 2021 MeetingMinutes
Video Recording
Public Participation Plan – Draft
Language Assistance Plan – Draft
Public Participation Plan Public Comments Summary
Water Trails BUILD Grant Sub-Agreement – Draft
No March Meeting
February 2021 AgendaMinutes

January 2021 Agenda – AMENDED
January 2021 Agenda
Video Recording

Pavement Condition Report – DRAFT
November 2020 Agenda – AMENDED
November 2020 Agenda
Video Recording

Environmental Justice Report – DRAFT
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Plan
Iowa 5/US 65 Re-Designation Updated Report
November (Special Meeting) 2020 AgendaMinutes
Video Recording
October 2020 AgendaMinutes
Video Recording

September 2020 AgendaMinutes
Video Recording

FFY 2022 Iowa Clean Air Attainment Program Pre-Applications
Iowa 5/US 65 Re-Designation Report
August 2020 AgendaMinutes
Video Recording

FY 2021-2024 Transportation Capital Improvement Program – FINAL
FFY 2022 Iowa Clean Air Attainment Program Pre-Applications
2019 Travel Time Reliability and Freight Reliability Performance Report
No July Meeting

June 2020 AgendaMinutes
Video recording

FFY 2021-2024 Transportation Improvement Program – FINAL
May 2020 AgendaMinutes
Virtual meeting recording

FY 2021 Unified Planning Work Program and Budget – FINAL
April 2020 AgendaMinutes
Virtual meeting recording

Bid Proposal – Des Moines Area MPO 2020
Proposal – Des Moines Area MPO Cost
Letter to Congressional Delegation _ Des Moines Area MPO_ SIGNED
February 2020 AgendaMinutes
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 Application Summary
FFY 2024 TAP Application Summary
January 2020 AgendaMinutes
Priority Project List
GDMP Legislative Agenda
November 2019 AgendaMinutes
Mobilizing Tomorrow Summary of Changes
Mobilizing Tomorrow 2050 – FINAL
Draft STBG Scoring Criteria
Data Bike 2.0 Proposal
October  2019 Agenda – AMENDEDMinutes
DRAFT Model Bicycle Ordinance
September 2019 Agenda – AMENDEDMinutes
MPO Policy August 2019 – AMENDEDMinutes
DRAFT Model Bicycle Ordinance
July 2019 – No Meeting  
June 2019 Agenda – AMENDEDMinutes
 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 – AMENDED
May 2019 Agenda
FY 2020 Unified Work Program and Budget – FINAL
April 2019 AgendaMinutes
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
February 2019 AgendaMinutes
MPO-DART Memorandum of Understanding
2015-2019 Safety Targets
2nd Quarter Budget Report
January 2019 Agenda Minutes
FFY 2023 STBG Submitted Application Summary
GDMP Priority Project List 
Draft Environmental Justice Report
November 2018 AgendaMinutes
TIP Amendment Map
Performance Measure Target Setting Report
1st Quarter Budget Report
October 2018 AgendaMinutes
TIP Amendment Map
Planning Area Boundary Update Map
September 2018 AgendaMinutes
FY 2019 Investment Policy
ICAAP Pre-Applications
Central Iowa Trail Condition Report – DRAFT
August 2018 Agenda – AMENDED
August 2018 Agenda
Elkhart’s Request Letter for Associate Membership
FY 2019-2022 TCIP
Highway Trust Fund Draft Proposal

*Supplemental items included are versions that were presented at that meeting.  Please refer to the Documents page for final versions of documents.


Planning to Attend our Meetings?

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