State of the City Speech

An Update on the City of Rock Island

Mayor Mike Thoms gave the annual State of the City Address at the City Council meeting on January 14, 2019. 
Topics included:
  • Call to action - Positive things are happening in Rock Island.  Support our local businesses and help us identify new opportunities
  • Forming new partnerships with private and public entities
  • Promoting the City of Rock Island through positive actions and words
  • Staff and department updates 


  • The City is still financially stable
  • The City's successes and unexpected set backs this past year
  • Vision for 2019 and beyond.  What to expect