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The Mayor's Role
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Scott Raes

619 16th St
Moline, IL  61265

Ph: 309.524.2001
Fx: 309.524.2020

By Appointment
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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 his 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 Raes is a life-long resident of the third ward in the City of Moline. He was elected to the City Council in May of 2003 to represent Ward 3 and in 2013, elected as Mayor. His current term will expire on April 30, 2017.

Mayor Raes served as Mayor Pro Tem, is a member of the Project Management Team, and serves as a Trustee for the Moline Firefighters Pension Fund.

Mayor Raes is active in the community as past President and current member of both Moline Kiwanis and The Center for Belgian Culture. He is a current board member of the Quad City Crime Stoppers, and also belongs to the Quad City Estate Planning Council. He is a 2002 graduate of the Illinois Quad Cities Chamber Leadership Academy.

Education & Employment
A 1977, graduate of Moline High School and a 1981, graduate of St. Ambrose University, Mayor Raes received a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration. He is employed as a Senior Vice President and Trust Officer at First Community Trust.

Family & Free Time

In his free time, he serves as an assistant coach for youth sports. He and his wife Debbie have two children.

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.  Mayor Raes and Department Directors addressed the public on February 9, 2015.

State of the City Video