Ms. Gilbert, a Chicago native, has a Master’s degree in Adult Education from Roosevelt University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Loyola University. With a background in economic development, small business and marketing, Ms. Gilbert has wide-ranging municipal experience including six years as Economic Development Director and TIF Coordinator for the City of Colona; four years as a trustee for the Village of Bishop Hill; and two years as Recording Secretary for United Township High School District. Some of Ms. Gilbert’s professional accomplishments are:
Ms. Gilbert devotes her free time to her husband, daughter, two grandchildren and family remaining in Chicago.
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 Cerk 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.
Often the public’s first contact with the City of Rock Island, Ms. Gilbert as City Clerk strives to provide excellent customer service to the residents of Rock Island.