Arkansas Waterways Commission

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Q1 AWC Meeting 2023

On January 19th, 2023, Arkansas Waterways Commission held it's first meeting of the year. This was hosted at The Port of Little Rock at 11:00am, where the attendees, commissioners, and staff could look out over the beautiful McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System for the duration.

There were a total of 20 people in attendance, including representatives from Chicot-Desha County Ports, The City of Camden, Poinsett Rice & Grain, The United States Corps of Engineers- Little Rock District, Land Trust of Arkansas, Logistic Services, INC., Central Arkansas Intermodal Authority, The Arkansas Attorney Generals Office, The Arkansas Department of Commerce, and The United States Department of Homeland Security.

Some of the topics discussed during the meeting include:
• The Arkansas River Navigation System Fund
• An update from USACE Little Rock District about the Tow Haulage Upgrade and River Mile 222 Progress (which we visited earlier this week)
• An industry, river, and grant project update from Poinsett Rice & Grain in Osceola
• Passing of the gavel from our former Chairwoman, Commissioner Phyllis Harden to our new Chairman, Commissioner Jeff Rutledge and Vice Chair, Commissioner Marty Shell.

Arkansas Waterways Commissioners

Attendees listening to Randy McNeil's presentation

Attendees listening to Randy McNeil's presentation

Chris Roark, Chief of Operations, Little Rock District USACE

Randy McNeil, COO at Poinsett Rice & Grain

Erin Cumbo, Project Manager, Little Rock District USACE

Arkansas Waterways Commissioners and Director Caldwell

Fred Long, Assistant General Manager, Logistic Services, Inc.

Dr. Don Bradley with Central Arkansas Intermodal Authority

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