Rock Island Unplugged – The City of Rock Island is holding the second installment of "Rock Island Unplugged" Thursday, May 16th at The Establishment (220 19th Street) downtown Rock Island from 5:30 - 7:30 pm. Rock Island Unplugged is an informal yet structured event that gives Rock Island citizens direct access to City Officials. Myself, City Manager, Randy Tweet and all Directors from every City department will be on hand. Its purpose is to initiate and conduct an open dialogue about current City happenings in a setting outside the confines of City Hall. The doors will open at 5:30 pm and panel discussions will begin at 6:00 pm. Hors d’oeuvres and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided to attendees. A cash bar will also be available.
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 2019 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 www.rigov.org/COY. The deadline for receiving nominations is June 7, 2019.