Upcoming Meetings:

August:

7th: Mississippi River Commission Public meeting on board the Motor Vessel Mississippi at Cape Girardeau, MO – City Front……….9:00 am – 12:30 pm

8th: IRPT Ohio River Basin meeting in South Point Ohio beginning at 11:00 EASTERN;

9th: Mississippi River Commission Public meeting on board the Motor Vessel Mississippi at Memphis, TN – Beale Street Landing… 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

10th: IRPT Upper Mississippi River Basin meeting in Granite City, Illinois beginning at 9:30 am; This meeting is being held in conjunction with the St. Louis Port Working Group meeting held by the St. Louis Freightway

11th: Mississippi River Commission Public meeting on board the Motor Vessel Mississippi at Vicksburg, MS – City Front…………………9:00 am – 12:30 pm

18th: Mississippi River Commission Public meeting on board the Motor Vessel Mississippi at Houma, LA – Cenac Towing Co. Dock…9:00 am – 12:30 pm

29th – 31st: Tenn-Tom Waterway Development Conference in Point Clear Alabama

September:

7th and 8th: AOPOA meeting in Russellville, Arkansas

11th – 15th: IAMPE Inland Port Manager/Executive class held in Little Rock, Arkansas;

12th: IRPT Illinois River Basin meeting in East Peoria, Illinois held in conjunction with the Illinois River Carriers meeting

26th: IRPT Board meeting in St. Louis, Missouri from 1:00 – 3:00 pm; Meeting held in conjunction with National Waterways Conference Annual Meeting

26th – 28th: National Waterways Conference Annual Meeting in St. Louis, Missouri

October:

3rd: IRPT hosted webinar

November:

14th: IRPT’s 3rd Legislative Briefing in Washington, DC. The trip is outlined as follows:

  • Monday the 13th will be Hill visits with Directors and participating Members. IRPT (potentially) will also send the Executive Committee to the White House to speak on infrastructure investment.
  • Tuesday the 14th will be remainder of Hill visits and Congressional Briefing.
  • Wednesday the 15th will be special meetings (container on barge, Cuba, etc.)

 

For more information on ANY OF THE ABOVE meetings, please email me. If you are planning on going to D.C., please let me know ASAP.

 

Annual Low Water Inspection Tour:

The Mississippi River Commission will host its annual tour and public meeting on the Motor Vessel Mississippi. If you have the opportunity to attend, please prepare a 5-minute speech and make sure you let Edie Whittington (edie.whttington@usace.army.mil) know that you would like to make formal remarks. If you would like materials or talking points, please let me know, I would love to help! Your remarks are very much appreciated and extremely valuable to all in our industry.