Trails and Greenways Committee
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The purpose of the Committee is to assist and advise the City of Des Moines Park and Recreation Board, the Polk County Conservation Board and staff from both entities, as well as other government agencies as appropriate, concerning:

The multi-use trail system - its promotion, development, enhancement, connectivity, maintenance and expansion throughout Polk County for recreation, fitness, commuter usage, as well as the effective use of public corridors for bicycle and pedestrian needs; and

The greenway corridors - their preservation, protection and integration of greenways, riparian areas, water trails and public lands to create a system of open space for healthy recreation opportunities, quality of life and wildlife viewing.

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2015 Meeting Schedule, Agendas, Minutes, Additional Documents
DateTimeAgendasMinutesAdditional Documents
October 12, 2015 (Monday)6:00 PMAgenda Polk County Updates
August 10, 2015 (Monday)6:00 PMAgendaMinutesProject Updates
Polk County Updates
June 08, 2015 (Monday)6:00 PMAgenda Project Updates
Polk County Updates
April 13, 2015 (Monday)6:00 PMAgenda Project Updates
Polk County Updates
February 09, 2015 (Monday)6:00 PMAgendaMinutesProject Updates
Polk County Updates
January 12, 2015 (Monday)6:00 PMAgendaMinutesProject Updates
Polk County Updates
Other Meeting Schedule, Agendas, Minutes
Committee Members
Member NameAppointed ByOriginal AppointmentAppointment Ends
Tim Lane (Chair Feb 2013)Des MoinesJanuary 2012January 2016
Carol GeorgeDes MoinesJanuary 2013January 2015
Vicki FactoDes MoinesFebruary 2013February 2015
Bailey MaderJohnstonJuly 2013July 2015
Scott SumpterDes MoinesOctober 2013October 2015
Craig StaffordPolk CountyNovember 2013November 2015
Ginger SoelbergPolk CountyNovember 2013November 2015
Chris McCarthyPolk CountyNovember 2013November 2015
Alan FosterPolk CountyJanuary 2014January 2016
Tamra JurgemeyerPolk CountyJanuary 2014January 2016
Mark CourterUrbandaleMarch 2014March 2016
Rick SwalwellWest Des MoinesJanuary 2010April 2016
Linda AppelgateDes MoinesJune 2012June 2016
Penny ThompsonPleasant HillOctober 2012October 2016