The Mayor's Role
The Mayor is the Chief Elected Official of the City whose primary function is to foster good community relations through active leadership. The Mayor presides at all Council meetings and casts her vote in the event of a tie. The Mayor, along with the City Council, is involved in setting municipal policy, taking legislative action and reviewing the annual budget. The Mayor's position is part-time with an annual salary of $20,000 in addition to a vehicle allowance.
An important role of the Mayor is to provide continuing liaison with the various agencies of the City and with other governmental bodies both within and outside the City. The Mayor directly serves on a variety of local, state and regional organizations, and ensures responsible community involvement in City projects through the appointment of qualified board and commission members. The Mayor also serves as the Local Liquor Control Commissioner, and administers the Code of Ordinances governing liquor and tobacco licensees within the City of Moline with assistance from the Deputy Liquor Commissioner/City Clerk.
There are numerous City Boards and Commissions established to provide advice to the Council on City matters. Anyone interested in serving on a Board or Commission, please submit a letter stating your interest and qualifications to the Mayor’s Office, 619 16th Street, Moline, IL 61265. You may also email your letter.
About the Mayor
Mayor Stephanie Acri has lived in Moline since 1994. She was appointed to the City Council in April of 2011 as the Alderman-at-Large and elected to the Alderman-at-Large position in 2013. In 2017, Mayor Acri was elected to be Mayor of the City of Moline. Her mayoral term expires on May 1, 2021.
Mayor Acri enthusiastically supports excellent roads and water, sewer, and safety services to improve the quality of life of Moline's residents and to attract new businesses and new residential development to Moline.
Mayor Acri is active in the community, currently serving on the Junior Achievement of the Heartland Board and the Amy Helpenstell Foundation Advisory Committee. She has volunteered for various organizations over the past 10 years including serving on boards for the Two Rivers YMCA, Trinity Medical Center, QC Chamber of Commerce, Work Force Development as well as many other boards and committees.
Education & Employment
Mayor Acri is a graduate of Oelwein High School, Oelwein, Iowa. She received a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Iowa. Mayor Acri owns and operates Evans Premium Manufacturing. This manufacturing company is located in Rock Island and specializes in the production of cylindrical steel parts for the agricultural and construction industries.
Family & Free Time
In her free time, Mayor Acri enjoys traveling, exercising, home improvement projects, spending time outdoors and with her family. She has three children: McClain is a High School Senior and participates in Cross Country, Robotics, Bowling and Track with plans to pursue Engineering; Joey studies Fine Arts at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design; and Tim received a degree in Biochemistry from Augustana and is currently studying for a PhD, specializing in microparticles research at the University of Iowa.
State of the City
Annually, the Mayor addresses the accomplishments and challenges of the City over the past year as well as goals and visions for the coming year. The Cily of Moline's previous Mayor, Scott Raes, and Department Directors addressed the public on March 27, 2017.