Each year, people
in Rock Island have an opportunity to nominate residents who have contributed
to the Rock Island community. Nominations are now being taken for the 2018 Rock
Island Citizen of the Year Awards, sponsored by the Mayor and City Council.
There are seven
categories for Rock Island Citizens: Business, Professional, Education,
Individual, City Employee, Organization, and Youth. There is a special category
for someone that does not live in Rock Island, but has contributed to the good
of the community. This person/organization is not eligible for the overall
Citizen of the Year award, but may be nominated as the Honorary Citizen of the
An online nomination is available at: www.rigov.org/COY. The nominee’s address, telephone number, and email address must be included so they may be contacted. It is important for nominators to include their name, telephone number, and email address so they can be contacted for additional information if necessary. The deadline for receiving nominations is June
8, 2018. Nominators may nominate more than one person for the award.
information, please call Committee Co-Chairpersons, Aldermen Dylan Parker at 309- 738-3416 or Dave Geenen at 309-738-4569, or call City Clerk Judith Gilbert at 309-732-2010.