The City Clerk is one of the Freedom of Information Officers for the City. Requests for Police Department records are made through the Rock Island Police Department. All other FOIA requests for information are filed with the City Clerk's office. Requests are forwarded to the appropriate department for response. Responses are returned to the requester from either the Rock Island Police Department or from the City Clerk's office.
The City Clerk is the election official of the City. All filing of documents must be processed through the City Clerk's office. Packets of election information and forms are prepared by the City Clerk in September prior to the election year and are available to the persons interested in becoming an elected official. These individuals that have completed the requirements may file for their office in November with the City Clerk.
The City Clerk prepares all City Council meeting agendas, packets and minutes. The City Clerk signs and affixes the City seal to all City Ordinances, Resolutions and other official documents.