Charles (Chuck) Austin III  
City Officials
Title: Seventh Ward Alderman
Phone: (309) 786-6978 (Home)
Back to City Council Members

Chuck Austin IIIAppointed: June 2004

May 1, 2005

Term: May 6, 2013 - May 6, 2017

Home Address
4507 41st Avenue Court
Rock Island, IL 61201

Charles (Chuck) Austin III is a life-long resident of Rock Island. He is currently in his second term as alderman for the Seventh Ward, and his term will expire in May 2017.

A 1967 graduate of Rock Island High School and 1971 graduate of Illinois State University, Alderman Austin received a Bachelor of Science in Education. Alderman Austin went on to receive a Masters Degree in Education from Western Illinois University in 1974 and an Education Specialist Degree from Western Illinois in 1978.

Charles Austin retired in 2004 after teaching mathematics for 33 years at Rock Island High School.

Alderman Austin is active in the community as a member of:
  • Commercial Industrial Revolving Loan Fund (CIRLF)
  • Bi-State Regional Commission
  • Joint Animal Control Facility
  • Rock Island Economic Growth Corporation (GROWTH)
Alderman Austin has a wife, Ann, two children, Julie and John, a son-in-law, Paul, daughter-in-law, Judi, and a granddaughter, Ella. Austin enjoys taking care of his granddaughter, golf, walking the streets, avenues, and alleys of Rock Island, involvement with the United Way of the Quad Cities, travel, and reading.

When asked his favorite things of Rock Island, Alderman Austin replied, “The people! As I walk and talk to the residents of the seventh ward and the city, I find them to be ‘Rock Solid Rock Islanders’ who are proud of their homes and neighborhoods.” 

Return to Staff Directory