City of Rock Island to hold Rock Island Unplugged – Council Edition
In an effort to encourage open dialogue between Rock Island elected officials and residents, the City is excited to hold another Rock Island Unplugged, this time featuring Mayor Thoms and all seven council members.
The casual public-forum event allows residents to engage in a question-and-answer session with elected officials and some department directors outside the City Hall setting. Residents may ask any city-related questions or bring up concerns about city business, projects, plans, services, public safety and more. The public may also share ideas or suggestions they have.
What: Rock Island Unplugged
Where: The Stern Center, 1713 3rd Ave., Rock Island
When: Monday, Nov. 6 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Doors will open at 5:30 pm and panel discussions will begin at 6 p.m. Hot hors d’oeuvres, non-alcoholic beverages and a cash bar will be provided to attendees.
Featuring: Mayor Mike Thoms, First Ward Alderman Moses Robinson, Second Ward Alderman Randy Hurt, Third Ward Alderwoman Judith Gilbert, Fourth Ward Alderwoman Jenni Swanson, Fifth Ward Alderman Dylan Parker, Sixth Ward Alderman Mark Poulos and Seventh Ward Alderman Bill Healy.
Department directors will include Police Chief Richard Landi, Fire Chief Bob Graff, Public Works Director Mike Bartels, Parks and Recreation Director John Gripp, Community and Economic Development Director Miles Brainard and Economic Development Director Tom Flaherty.
An opening statement will be given by Mayor Thoms, followed by introductions of council members and attending department directors. The floor will then be opened to questions from citizens.
If unable to attend, residents may send questions in advance to Sarah Hayden, community engagement manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Submitted questions will be read out loud during the event.
Questions must include name, address and a contact number.