Bob Ware), vice chancellor of the UAM College of Technology-McGehee, recently was appointed to the Mississippi River Parkway Commission.
The MRPC works with 10 other states – Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Tennessee, Wisconsin – and Ontario to preserve and promote the history as well as to inform the public of the recreational advantages the Mississippi River has to offer. Each state has its own commission and operates by state statute or by the Governor’s Executive Order. Ware is now one of 10 members of the MRPC of Arkansas.
Currently, the MRPC is the only single organization that ties together the surrounding states of the Mississippi River. The MRPC works together with federal, state, and local officials to improve and promote highway improvements, recreation trails, bikeways, scenic overlooks, and historic preservation. The commission coordinates both domestic and international marketing and tries to increase economic development and bring resource awareness to the public.
Pictured above from left are Sharon Cantrell, vice chancellor of the UAM-CTM campus; Robert Moore, Speaker of the Arkansas House of Representatives; Ware, and Desha County Judge Mark McElroy administering the oath of office to Ware.