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Mayor's Office


226 West 4th Street
Davenport, IA52801

The Mayor is elected on a city-wide ballot during an election held in November of odd numbered years.  Terms begin in January of the even numbered year and are two years long.  The Mayor has several duties as the top elected official for the City of Davenport. Some of these duties are official and other duties are ceremonial.

Official Duties of the Mayor:
  • Presides over City Council meetings and votes in the event of a tie.
  • Assists citizens with addressing problems, concerns, and information requests.
  • Serves on executive boards such as the Bi-State Regional Commission, Waste Commission of Scott County, Scott Emergency Communication Center & the Quad Cities Chamber.
  • Appoints Council liaisons to City boards & commissions and appoints board or commission members with the approval of City Council.        

Ceremonial Duties of the Mayor:

  • Promotes the City of Davenport and serves as the ambassador to visitors, dignitaries, conferences, and annual community events.
  • Participates in ribbon cuttings, speaking engagements & school or university tours.
  • Issues proclamations, certificates, and awards for special occasions, notable calendar events, and distinguished individuals.


On July 9, 2021 Mayor Matson presented his first in-person State of the City address.  Strong foundations, resilient community and a bright economic future were just a few of the highlights from the 2021 State of the City address.  Mayor Matson discusses how partnership, teamwork and collaboration are key components in making Davenport a safe, stable and welcoming community for residents, businesses and visitors.   


Mayor Mike Matson invites residents to attend a series of community listening sessions beginning in June 2021. The listening sessions are a chance for residents to speak with the Mayor regarding thoughts, ideas, questions or concerns they have for Davenport. 

I look forward to speaking with the residents of Davenport to better understand their perceptions of our community and how we can work together to continue to make Davenport a safe, stable and welcoming community,” said Mayor Mike Matson.

The Mayor’s community listening sessions will be hosted monthly throughout the community. 
Thursday, June 3rd at 5:30pm | Eastern Avenue Library; 6000 Eastern Ave.  6/3/21 Meeting Notes

Monday, July 12th at 5:30pm| Roosevelt Community Center; 1220 Minnie Ave.  6/12/21 Meeting Notes

Tuesday, August 10th at 5:30pm | Lincoln Center; 318 E 7th Street (CANCELLED DUE TO SEVERE WEATHER)

Tuesday, September 14th at 5:30pm | Elk's Club; 4400 West Central Park Ave

Thursday, October 14th 5:30pm | Davenport City Hall; 226 W 4th Street