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Randall Tweet  
General Administration
Title: Interim City Manager
Phone: (309) 732-2012

City Hall
1528 Third Avenue
Rock Island, IL 61201

The City of Rock Island is a council-manager form of local government. The Mayor  and City Council appoint a full-time City Manager who has responsibility to:

  • Hire the heads of the City departments
  • Implement Council policy
  • Make recommendations to the City Council
  • Oversee City operations
  • Provide a high level of service to citizens consistently

BiographyRandall Tweet
Randall was born in Chicago and raised in Rock Island. He attended Rock Island High School and Augustana College earning a BS in Public Administration in 1980. Randall served in the United States Navy from 1981 until 1998. While in the Navy, he earned an MA in Public Administration from Auburn University at Montgomery in 1996. After he completed his service in the Navy, Randall and his wife, Anjel, moved to Chicago and then, following the birth of their son, Jackson, to Rock Island. Randall began career with the City of Rock Island in 2000 as the Information Management Project Manager. He later served as the Technical Services Manager and then the Street Maintenance Superintendent. 

As the Public Works Director, Randall Tweet is responsible for the oversight and management of the Public Works Department. He and the department staff of approximately 115 workers are responsible for water treatment and distribution, sewage collection and treatment, street maintenance, Mississippi River levee maintenance, right-of-way maintenance, snow removal, refuse collection, yard waste collection, recycling, fleet services, engineering, storm water management, the Sears Powerhouse, the capital improvement plan, the Motor Vehicle Parking System and the Sunset Marina. 

In addition to public works duties, Bob has general administrative duties as the Assistant City Manager including contract negotiations with the six unions that represent city workers, special assignments from the City Manager and serving as City Manager when the City Manager is out of town.


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