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Mayor's Bio


Mayor Matson Professional Headshot PhotoEmail: [email protected]
Office: 563-326-7701
Term: 2020 - Current
Term as Alderman: 2008-2019

Wife: Trish
Children: Joseph, Kathryn, Patrick, Sarah & two beautiful grandchildren

Personal Info 
39 years in Davenport
20+ years abroad in Army

Occupation Skills
U.S. ARMY/ Veteran (Retired, Army Sergeant Major) June 1982-Sept. 2003
• Legion of Merit Award Medal
• Multiple Meritorious Service Award Medals
• Joint Service and numerous Army Commendation and Good Conduct Award medals
• Graduate of the U.S. Army Ranger, Light Leader, Sniper, Jumpmaster, Pathfinder, Battle Staff, and Air Assault schools
• Service in Operation Enduring Freedom (Qatar and Afghanistan) with assignment as the Joint Forces Special Operations Component Command Operations Sergeant Major/ Supervisor
• Completion of 1st Sergeant Course

Leader & Instructor - Davenport Community School District's JROTC (Retired) 

Bachelor of Arts - Columbia College
U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy

Memberships & Community Involvement
Current Professional:
Bi-State Transportation Policy Committee, Chair
Bi-State Regional Commission, Board Member
Iowa Metro Coalition, Chair
Rock Island Defense Alliance, Chair
Emergency Management Agency, Board Member
Scott Emergency Communications Center, Board Member
MEDIC, Board Member
Putnam Museum, Board Member
U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, Member

Current Personal:

American Legion Post 26 in Davenport, Life Member
Association of the U.S. Army, Rock Island Arsenal (RIA) Chapter (AUSA), Life Member
Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Life Member
Scott County, Iowa - Veterans Affairs Commission, Member
U.S. Army Ranger Association (USARA), Life Member

Public Safety and Finance Committee Chair, City of Davenport
Association of the U.S. Army, Rock Island Arsenal (RIA) Chapter (AUSA), Vice-President
American Legion Post 26 in Davenport, Commander