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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2017 Meeting Schedule, Agendas, Minutes, Additional Documents
DateTimeAgendasMinutesAdditional Documents
February 13, 2017 (Monday)6:00 PM Minutes 
April 10, 2017 (Monday)6:00 PMAgenda Polk County March-April updates
August 14, 2017 (Monday)6:00 PMAgenda Polk County July-August 2017 updates
Other Meeting Schedule, Agendas, Minutes
Committee Members
Member NameAppointed ByOriginal AppointmentAppointment Ends
Linda AppelgateDes MoinesJune 2012June 2018
Vicki FactoDes MoinesFebruary 2013February 2019
Carol GeorgeDes MoinesJanuary 2013January 2019
Tim LaneDes MoinesJanuary 2012January 2018
Scott SumpterDes MoinesOctober 2013October 2017
Jeff CookPolk CountyDecember 2015December 2017
Alan FosterPolk CountyJanuary 2014January 2018
Katie JonesPolk CountySeptember 2016September 2018
Chris McCarthy (Chair)Polk CountyNovember 2013November 2017
Ginger SoelbergPolk CountyNovember 2013November 2017
David FliehlerJohnstonFebruary 2017February 2019
Olivia SmithPleasant HillJanuary 2016January 2018
Peter KnappPolk CityApril 2015April 2017
John BouslogUrbandaleAugust 2016August 2018
Aaron SewellWest Des MoinesJanuary 2016January 2018