John Thorson

Human Resources Department - City Hall
Title: Human Resources Director
Phone: (309) 732-2053

Biography John Thorson
Mr. Thorson graduated from Northern Illinois University in 1991 with a Masters Degree in Public Administration. He began his career with the City or Rock Island in 1990 as the Administrative Assistant to the Public Works Director. He served in this position from 1990 to 1996 and was then appointed as Risk Manager in 1996. He served as Risk Manager until 2001 when he was then appointed to Personnel Director. He was appointed to the newly created position of Administrative Services Director in April 2009.

Mr. Thorson has a wide array of duties as Administrative Services Director. Mr. Thorson is responsible for supervising and coordinating activities relating to health insurance, risk management, employee benefits, recruitment, legal services, public access channel, labor negotiations, information technology which includes administration, information services, geographic information services, and in addition, performs further duties as directed by the City Manager. 

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