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City Council

  • 6:45 pm
  • First, second, and third Monday of each month.  Meetings are sometimes held on the fourth Monday if there are five Mondays in the month.
  • Council Chambers
    1528 Third Avenue
    Rock Island, IL 61201 

Form of Government
The City of Rock Island is a council-manager form of local government, adopted in 1952, as a means to bring a professional, less-political approach to local government.

Council Responsibilities
Responsibilities of the Mayor and City Council include:
  • Establishing policy direction for the City 
  • Approving the City budget 
  • Deciding on taxing levels to fund municipal services 
  • Making decisions regarding the level of services provided to the citizens 
  • Appointing a full-time City Manager with the responsibility to oversee city operations 
  • Hiring the heads of City departments 
  • Conducting City Council meetings and providing agenda and minutes 
  • Setting Council goals

The Rock Island City Council is comprised of seven council members given the title of Alderman. The council members serve four-year terms. Each council member represents one ward in Rock Island. Any individual wishing to be elected to represent one of the seven wards must live in that ward. For more information regarding your ward, download the ward map

City Officials
1528 Third Avenue 
Rock Island, IL 61201 
Ph: (309) 732-2012
Fx: (309) 732-2055

8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday - Friday