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Posted on: May 15, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Update Rock Island - May 14, 2018

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Update Rock Island is a segment at City Council meetings given by Mayor Mike Thoms focusing on news in Rock Island. The video segment from the meeting is available on YouTube.

Citizen of Year - Do you know someone that deserves to be recognized for what they do for the community? If so, this is your opportunity to nominate them for the 2018 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 Year. To learn more and nominate someone go to The deadline for receiving nominations is June 8, 2018. If you have questions, please call Committee Co-Chairpersons/Aldermen Dylan Parker at (309) 738-3416 or Dave Geenen at (309) 738-4569 or City Clerk Judith Gilbert at (309) 732-2010.

Community Crime Prevention Partnership Meeting – On Wednesday, May 16, 2018 the Police Department will continue their monthly informational meetings intended to strengthen existing partnerships with the citizens of Rock Island.  This month’s topic will cover the K-9 Officers, Dustin Miles and Andrew Lawler and their canines.  The meeting will take place at the Police Department Community Room at 1212 5th Avenue from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

Holiday Observance Schedule – In observance of Memorial Day, City Hall will be closed Monday, May 28, 2018. The refuse, recycling and yard waste schedule will be one day late all week. The City of Rock Island wishes everyone a very happy and safe Memorial Day weekend!

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