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Lew Steinbrecher

Lew Steinbrecher
City Administrator

619 16th St
Moline, IL 61265

Ph: 309.524.2004
Fx: 309.524.2020

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The City of Moline is a Council/Administrator form of government. The Mayor and City Council appoint a full-time City Administrator who has responsibility to:
  • Oversee the daily operations of all City activities
  • Provide management support for City Department Directors
  • Implement City Council Legislation
  • Keep the Mayor and City Council informed of critical information
  • Provide a high level of service to residents of Moline

In addition, the Administrator is involved with a wide variety of economic development activities, is a member of the Board of Directors of the Quad Cities Civic Center Authority and serves on the I-74 Bridge Steering Committee.

The administrator is charged with developing the annual budget for consideration and approval by the City Council.

About the City Administrator

Lew Steinbrecher has served as the Moline City Administrator since October 2004. He has nearly 40 years experience in municipal administration. Prior to joining the City of Moline, he served as City Manager for the City of Kent, Ohio.

Lew Steinbrecher's extensive experience includes:
  • Budgeting and Finance
  • Communications
  • Community and Economic Development
  • Grant Writing
  • Intergovernmental Relations
  • Labor Relations
  • Land Use Planning and Zoning
  • Municipal Administration
  • Personnel Management
  • Project Management
  • Public Works and Utility Operations

Lew holds a bachelor's degree in resource development from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan and a master's degree in administration from Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.

Lew Steinbrecher has three children. His hobbies include golf, fishing, reading, lighthouses, and Civil War history.