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City Of Moline Holding Listening Post Public Meeting Tomorrow About I-74 Corridor

September 27th, 2021
City Of Moline Holding Listening Post Public Meeting Tomorrow About I-74 Corridor

Moline Mayor Sangeetha Rayapati, along with 3rd Ward Ald. Mike Wendt, are hosting the mayor’s fourth  “Listening Post” public meeting this Tuesday, focused on charting a new vision for the I-74 corridor. City leaders will be joined by Renew Moline staff to hear ideas from the public regarding this once-in-a-generation opportunity. The meeting is scehduled for Tuesday, Sept. 28 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Heritage Church-BridgePointe, 1 Montgomery Drive, in the church’s River View Room. (Register for the meeting HERE.) Renew Moline will lead the public input portion of the meeting with... Read More

Huge Water Spout? Zip Line? New Downtown Moline Report Proposes Several Big Ideas

August 11th, 2021
Huge Water Spout? Zip Line? New Downtown Moline Report Proposes Several Big Ideas

In some hazy, halcyon future when the old I-74 bridge is gone, Moline’s riverfront will have lots of opportunity for growth and redevelopment. A final advisory report done for Renew Moline by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) recommends many big ideas – a new Mill Town neighborhood, Moline history museum and welcome center, much more housing, an arts district, riverfront restaurant, zip line, and a signature water spout shooting up more than 200 feet over the Mississippi River. Creating greater connections with the river is a prime focus of the 44-page plan by Washington, D.C.-based ULI. Renew... Read More

Renew Moline Hires New Operations and Communications Director

June 8th, 2021
Renew Moline Hires New Operations and Communications Director

Renew Moline has named Liz Nolte, a Quad-City native and local nonprofit development professional, as its new Operations and Communications Director. Nolte currently serves as the Director of Alumni and Annual Giving at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, and will transition to her new role on June 14th. Nolte has more than 10 years of experience working in nonprofit development, marketing communication, and community engagement. Nolte will oversee Renew Moline’s operations, strategic social media and communications efforts, and community outreach focusing on memberships, partnerships,... Read More

BREAKING: Sangeetha Rayapati Defeats Stephanie Acri In Hotly Contested Moline Mayoral Race

April 6th, 2021
BREAKING: Sangeetha Rayapati Defeats Stephanie Acri In Hotly Contested Moline Mayoral Race

BREAKING NEWS: In a race marked by divisiveness and strife, with a flashpoint of dark money fliers featuring misspelled accusations sent out to voters, Sangeetha Rayapati has defeated Stephanie Acri for Moline Mayor. With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Rayapati had 61 percent of the vote to Acri’s 39 percent. with 6, 319 votes cast. Acri won the mayoral race in 2017 as a write-in over incumbent Scott Raes after Raes challenged her candidacy and the candidacy of then-challenger Bob “Mr. Thanksgiving” Vogelbaugh over them allegedly misnumbering their applications. At the time,... Read More

Will Acri’s Mistake Open The Door For Rayapati In Moline’s Mayoral Race?

April 1st, 2021
Will Acri's Mistake Open The Door For Rayapati In Moline's Mayoral Race?

Stephanie Acri apparently has a very short memory. It was just four years ago, that previous Moline mayor Scott Raes was set to pretty much cruise to re-election. He’d done a pretty good job as mayor, voters seemed to like him, and there didn’t seem to be much reason to switch leadership for the city. Then Raes made the monumentally huge mistake of contesting the candidacy of one of the most popular men in the Quad-Cities, “Mr. Thanksgiving,” Bob Vogelbaugh (as well as Acri’s candidacy) over a ridiculous technicality that they didn’t number the pages in their... Read More