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Mayor's Bio


Mayor MatsonEmail: [email protected]
Office: 563-326-7701
Term: 2020 - Current
Term as Alderman: 2008-2019

Wife: Trish
Children: Joseph, Kathryn, Patrick, Sarah 

Personal Info 
33 years in Davenport
20 years abroad in Army

Occupation Skills
Leader & Instructor - Davenport Community School District's Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC)
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

Bachelor of Arts - Columbia College
U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy
Current State of Iowa Teaching License (Military Science)

Memberships & Community Involvement
Current Professional:
Bi-State Transportation Policy Committee, Chair
Bi-State Regional Commission, Board Member
Emergency Management Agency, Board Member
Scott Emergency Communications Center, Board Member
MEDIC, Board Member
Putnam Museum, Board 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

Association of the U.S. Army, Rock Island Arsenal (RIA) Chapter (AUSA), Vice-President
American Legion Post 26 in Davenport, Commander