The City’s boards and commissions play a vital role in making local government work.
Volunteering to serve on a board or commission is an excellent way for residents to give back to the community and make a difference in moving the City of Rock Island forward. The Rock Island Police Community Relations Commission is seeking two Commissioners who are residents of Rock Island and either a returning resident or convicted felon (1 vacancy) and a college/trade school student 18- 23 years of age (1 vacancy). The Commission’s primary purposes are to: (1) build a trusting relationship between law enforcement and communities that have historically lacked trust with law enforcement, (2) provide advice and guidance regarding applicants to the police department who are representative of the community it serves, (3) promote policies and procedures that support just and equitable treatment for all residents regardless of race, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, disability status, and/or unfavorable discharge from military service, and (4) safeguard the rights of all residents as defined by the Constitution of the United States and state and local laws. If you're interested in serving, complete the online application using the link provided or visit the City's website for more information. All applications are reviewed by the Mayor and recommendations are made to City Council for approval. https://www.rigov.org/FormCenter/Boards-Commissions-Application-2/Application-For-Appointment-to-Serve-on--33