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Quad Cities Mayors Working Together to Reduce Plastic Pollution in the Mississippi River

October 14th, 2021
Davenport Mayor Mike Matson

Local officials, citizen scientists, and community organizations will gather on Friday, October 15, 2021 at Jetty Park in an effort to combat plastic pollution along the Mississippi River. The initiative is being directed through the leadership of the Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative (MRCTI) and the mayors of the Mississippi River, in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme  and the University of Georgia. This is the second pilot phase of the Mississippi River Plastic Pollution Initiative in which local data collection efforts will occur throughout the... Read More

Quad-Cities Musician Josh Duffee Fighting To Save Bix Beiderbecke’s Fading Home

March 11th, 2021
Quad-Cities Musician Josh Duffee Fighting To Save Bix Beiderbecke's Fading Home

Local musician Josh Duffee has long been an advocate for keeping the legacy of legendary jazz musician — and former Quad-Cities resident — Bix Beiderbecke alive and well. Now Duffee is advocating to keep Bix’s childhood home alive as well. Duffee has been monitoring the situation as Bix’s former abode has fallen into a state of disrepair year after year, and now he’s taking action to preserve it. Duffee posted on his Facebook page today, “I made a call to the City of Davenport yesterday on Bix’s birthday after I was home from visiting the house and grave... Read More

Davenport Mandates Masks For All City Buildings

October 20th, 2020
Davenport Mandates Masks For All City Buildings

Due to an executive order by Mayor Matson, effective today, October 20, 2020, masks will be required in all City buildings. This includes all Davenport Public Library Branches. Masks will be available at the Welcome Desk upon arrival for free of charge to anyone who may need one.  Read More