The City Manager oversees all city departments, manages the day-to-day operations of the city, oversees preparation and management of the annual budget, and implements policies set by the mayor and city council.
Todd Thompson has been City Manager since May 2022 and brings more than 27 years of local government experience to Rock Island. He previously served as Galesburg City Manager from Jan. 2011 until joining the City of Rock Island. Prior to that, he was City Manager of Mexico, Missouri and Assistant City Administrator of Raymore, Missouri.
Todd grew up in northern Illinois and served four years in the U.S. Navy. He graduated from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville with a bachelor's degree in Political Science and a master's degree in Public Administration.
He is a member of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and the Illinois City/County Management Association (ILCMA).
Todd lives in Rock Island with his wife of 29 years, Leslie. They have two sons, one of whom is a student at Augustana College. In his free time, Todd enjoys golfing.