The mission of Mississippi Valley AGC is uniquely focused on federal flood control and navigation work on the Mississippi River and its tributaries. It is the only AGC Chapter that shares geographical jurisdiction with the AGC chapters of other states, the ten states bordering the Mississippi River. The key to its long success is the dedication and active involvement of its membership with its Federal Agency Partners - the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Natural Resources Conservation Service.
Mississippi Valley AGC is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit corporation and its business and affairs are managed by a Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is currently composed of twenty-five (25) Regular Members (general contractors) and two (2) non-voting Associate Members (non contractors). Day to day activities of the Branch are performed by an office staff composed of an office manager and an executive vice president. Specific Branch functions are delegated to committees which include the Executive Committee, Finance Committee, Safety Committee, Labor Committee, Membership Committee, Specifications Committee, Associate Members Council, Congressional Relations Committee, and Bruce Tucker Memorial Scholarship Trustees.
Mississippi Valley AGC is actively involved in the education of future contractors. The Bruce Tucker Memorial Scholarship Trust was established as a memorial to the late Mr. Bruce Tucker, who died on May 23, 1973 having served as Branch Manager for 20 years. Scholarships are awarded to college students majoring in construction related curriculums at 2-year and 4-year colleges and universities. Most recently, scholarships were awarded to students attending Oklahoma State University, Missouri Science & Technology University, University of Tennessee - Knoxville and Chattanooga State Community College.
Mississippi Valley AGC sponsors AGC student chapters at Northeast Mississippi Community College, Booneville, MS and Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS. The AGC student chapters assist students in obtaining a level of knowledge that meets or exceeds the construction industry standards and offers support within and around the college community and campus through special needs and projects.
The jurisdiction of the Branch encompasses the Mississippi River from its Headwaters at Lake Itasca, Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico, including the tributaries entering the Mississippi River below the Ohio River (This generally corresponds with the boundaries of the Mississippi Valley Division of the Corps of Engineers). Jurisdiction applies to all federally funded civil works of the Corps of Engineers and Natural Resources Conservation Service such as flood control and navigation projects, including dikes, levees, dams, locks, revetments, channels, channel cut-offs and dredging projects. Structural work (in-river vertical construction) above Cape Girardeau, Missouri is not included. The Branch’s jurisdiction also includes those portions of the State of Mississippi included in the basins of the Tennessee, Tombigbee, Pearl and Pascagoula Rivers.