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MRCTI Annual Meeting Scheduled for Sept. 12 - 14 in St. Louis, MO

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Mayors Battle Another Round of Flooding, Push Corridor-Wide Solutions

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Flooding Impacts Mississippi River Cities from Iowa to Mississippi      Mayors Coordinate Response Efforts, Urge Continued Support for Mitigation that
Includes both Built and Natural Infrastructure

The Mississippi River Flooding in National News

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The Mississippi River: America's INLAND COAST.

 

The Mississippi River has long been the lifeblood of the American economy, and the greatest natural resource our nation has. Our Coalition of Mayors is dedicated to preserving and protecting this great waterway, its culture, and its heritage, while promoting growth within their regions. The Mississippi River taps a natural source of the longed-for integration of transportation, farming, industrial, municipal and environmental interests to launch lasting solutions to River management issues.

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National Players

Discover who is a dedicated member of our Congressional Caucus.

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Explicit Action

Read in depth about the distinct and tenable goals set by the mayors of the Mississippi River to better their communities.

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HISTORY

In 2012, local governments partnered to create a new, influential, and independent voice for the Mississippi River dramatically increasing demand for effective river protection, restoration and management. The Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative (MRCTI) addresses matters of concern through five major programs which include:

  • Clean Water
  • Sustainable Economies
  • Disaster Resilience and Adaptation
  • International Food and Water Security
  • Celebration of River Culture, History, and Heritage

There are 124 Mayor-lead Mississippi River main stem cities and towns. These riparian population centers are soundly River-centric. MRCTI gives a common voice to those who depend most upon the River, and by virtue of doing so, spans political and economic interests. That is, it taps a natural source of the longed-for integration of transportation, farming, industrial, municipal and environmental interests to launch lasting solutions to River management issues. The outcome of the MRCTI is designed to be tangible improvement of Mississippi River:

  • Water quality,
  • Sustainable development, and
  • River economy and environmental protection with specific attention to vulnerable populations