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 13, 2020. 
Topics included:
  • Many new  commercial businesses moved to Rock Island and existing businesses expanded their current location
  • $30 million dollars in Capital Investment by private companies this past year
  • The City's revenue has been flat for several years, but it takes time for growth is seen. Changes are being made for the long term
  • Staff and department updates 


  • The City is still financially stable
  • Our Housing Market is steady
  • Taking steps to ensure all Rock Island citizens are recognized and counted the upcoming census, which could result in more Federal and State funding
  • The City's successes and unexpected set backs this past year
  • Vision for 2020 and beyond.  What to expect