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Emergency Assistance available for Rock Island Township residents. Up to $600 towards rent or mortgage. Call 309/788-3417 for more information. Our regular Emergency Rent / Mortgage Program ($400 limit) is replaced by new grant funds. Utility assistance up to $400 is still available. Live elsewhere? Call your township.

Township's audit is available for review HERE. It covers revenue and expenses from 4/1/19 - 3/31/20. There were no findings or concerns; it was a CLEAN audit.

Minutes of the 6/22/20 regular Meeting can be found HERE.

Rock Island Township's Fall 2019 Newsletter is available HERE. Check out the latest news about Township activities and programs.

The 2018 - 2019 Fiscal year audit and associated documents can be found HERE, HERE, and HERE.

Annual Town Meeting was Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 6:01 p.m. The Agenda is provided HERE. The Supervisor's Report and Annual Financial Statement are provided HERE and HERE.

Rock Island Township has approved a Social Media Policy regarding our Facebook page and other forms of communication with citizens. It can be found HERE.


Exterior of Rock Island Town Hall

Welcome to Rock Island Township, Illinois

Thanks for visiting Rock Island Township's website! This is a way to share information about townships in general and, specifically, Rock Island Township’s services, programs and activities. Read more about the General Assistance program, other services and the Assessor’s Office.”

We hope that you find this site useful as it provides the basics about who we are and what we do. If you have questions, do not hesitate to contact us.

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Our roster of elected officials changed in 2020. With Clerk Joan Clark’s death the end of 2019, Trustee Heather Gray was appointed the new Town Clerk. Tia Parker was named to fill Ms. Gray’s Trustee spot and Christina Wilson was appointed the new Assessor due to Brenda Carmen’s retirement on March 31st.

New Town Clerk - Heather GrayHeather Gray
Trustee Heather Gray was appointed the Town Clerk on February 10, 2020, to fill the vacancy created by Joan Clark’s death. Ms. Gray is learning her new responsibilities of writing minutes and being the official record keeper of the Township. She is also the Township’s Freedom of Information Officer.




New Trustee - Tia ParkerHeather Gray
Tia Parker was appointed to fill the remainder of former Trustee Heather Gray’s term; until May 2021. Ms. Parker is a Registered Nurse, working at Unity Point Hospital Rock Island as an Operating Room Nurse and Relief Lead. She previously served as a Wound Care Nurse at Unity Point Hospital Moline. Ms. Parker and her husband, 5th Ward Alderman Dylan, live in the Broadway Historic Neighborhood.




New Assessor - Christina Wilson, C.I.A.O.Christina Wilson
With Assessor Brenda Carmen’s retirement on March 31, 2020, the Town Board appointed Christina Wilson, Certified Illinois Assessing Officer (C.I.A.O.), to fill the remainder of Ms. Carmen’s term; until December 31, 2021. Ms. Wilson has worked in the Rock Island Assessor’s Office since November 2013 and received her C.I.A.O. designation in May 2019.




Joan Clark

Joan Clark

Rock Island Township is saddened by the death of Town Clerk Joan Clark (1947-2019). Joan served as Town Clerk from 2013 - 2019. Previously, she served as Township Office Manager for 20 years. Joanie was instrumental in developing Township services and programs - ranging from the Sacred Heart Food Pantry and Senior Holiday Luncheon to the St. Pius X Evening Meal. Joanie was also a grant writer for Moline Township. She had previously served as Community Caring Conference Executive Director.

We will miss her vast knowledge and caring personality.

Rock Island Township Elected Officials Sworn in by Illinois Supreme Court Justice Thomas Kilbride on May 1, 2017.

seated (l to r) - Supervisor Carmen, Clerk Clark, Assessor Carmen
back row (l to r) - Trustee Kirk, Trustee Gray, Justice Kilbride, Trustee Kerr and Trustee Thomas

Supervisor Alan Carmen -
Illinois Supreme Court Justice Thomas Kilbride

 

Clerk Joan Clark -
Illinois Supreme Court Justice Thomas Kilbride

 

The trustees with Illinois Supreme Court Justice Thomas Kilbride

Assessor Brenda Carmen -
Illinois Supreme Court Justice Thomas Kilbride


Rock Island Township Blood Drive - January 6, 2017

Trustee Jim Kerr donating a pint to the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center


2016 Township Officials of Illinois Annual Conference, Springfield, IL



Trustee Jim Kerr with our Mighty Message Award for the Township's electronic message board sign.



Trustees Jim Kerr and Vince Thomas took 3rd place in the Bean Bag Tournament.



Trustee Jim Kerr with our Township flag.



Trustee Jim Kerr getting ready for the parade of flags.