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Mayor's Office


226 West 4th Street
Davenport, IA 52801

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.