Updated 2/13/17 with videos and presentation linked below:



2017 UMIMRA Annual Meeting Registration

Burlington, IA

Thursday, February 9 - Friday, February 10, 2017

”Advocating for the future of our River Communities”
 Speakers will focus on the new challenges and opportunities for stakeholders in the Upper Mississippi Valley.
To reserve your hotel room at a special room rate, call 866-792-9948 866-792-9948 and ask for Block Code: 1702UPPERM.

Registration is $60 and payable at the event; registration fee includes lunch. Sponsors receive free tickets. For more information, contact Aaron Baker at (660) 281-7777 or aaron@umimra.org.

A special thanks to our Annual Meeting's Gold Sponsors:

Crop Production Services
Fabius River Drainage District

Greater Burlington Partnership
Husch Blackwell LLP
Illinois Farm Bureau
Klingner & Associates, PC
Knapheide Manufacturing
PAL Farm Management


Location: Big Muddy's Bar & Grill, 710 N Front St., Burlington, IA 52601

5:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. | Welcome Reception featuring special guest Major General Wehr of the Mississippi Valley Division of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers with comments following up on the Levee Stakeholder Meeting held in August 2016. Refreshments provided. Video of Major General Wehr's Presentation.


Location: PZAZZ, 3001 Winegard Dr, Burlington, IA 52601

6:30 A.M. | Registration & exhibits open in convention center lobby through 1:30 P.M.

7:00 A.M. | UMIMRA Meeting for all members including discussion of bylaws change(s), Location: Hall B

8:00 A.M. | "What WRDA 2016 means for Levee and Drainage Districts and the Upper Mississippi" led by Miles Chiotti, legislative staff to U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Illinois). Location: Hall A. Video of Miles Chiotti's presentation.

9:00  A.M. | "An update from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers" including current projects in the St. Louis and Rock Island Districts followed by a question and answer session. Featuring: USACE Rock Island District Commander Craig Baumgartner and Deputy for Programs and Project Management Dennis Hamilton as well as USACE St. Louis District Commander Anthony Mitchell and Deputy for Programs and Project Management John Peukert. Location: Hall A. Video of presentations.  Video of Q&A. USACE St. Louis District PowerPoint.USACE Rock Island PowerPoint.

10:00 A.M.  | Networking Coffee Break - please visit exhibitors, Location: Lobby

10:45 A.M. - Noon | "A Look Downstream" - How the Lower Mississippi meets flood control needs and what we can do in the Upper Mississippi River Valley to do the same. Joseph Windham with the United States Corps of Engineers will discuss the storm event predictions that developed the project flood design on the Lower Mississippi. Mike Klingner, Chairman of UMIMRA, will review the changes the Upper Mississippi has been experiencing over time, and the goals and end-product UMIMRA would like to see from the new WRDA 2016 authorization for Upper Mississippi Flood Plan. Video of Mike Klingner's presentation. Mike Klingner's PowerPoint. Video of Joey Windham's presentation.  Joey Windham's PowerPoint.

NOON  | Lunch featuring a presentation by Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, recognition of meeting sponsors, congressional updates, introduction of UMIMRA Board Members, Pilot Award Presentations to the offices of US Rep. Sam Graves (R-Missouri) and US Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Illinois).  Location: Hall B.Video of Sen. Joni Ernst Presentation.

1:30 P.M. Adjourn


Bronze Sponsorship- $250
Annual Meeting Publicity Mentions & Program Listing • Display of Sponsor Listing at the Event • 1 Registration

Silver Sponsorship- $500
All of the Above • Sponsor Listing in UMIMRA Email Newsletter • Display of Sponsor Name and/or Logo on Screen Presentation • Exhibit Space • 1 Registration

Gold Sponsorship- $1000
All of the Above • Prominent Listing on UMIMRA Website  • Opportunity to Address Attendees • 2 Registrations 

Platinum Sponsorship- $2000
All of the Above • Thursday Night Reception Sponsor • 4 Registrations