7 individuals nominated for Davenport casino board


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Posted Online: Nov. 22, 2012, 4:01 pm
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Davenport Mayor Bill Gluba has announced on Wednesday the names of seven individuals being nominated for appointment to the Davenport Community Improvement Corporation.

The DCIC will oversee operations of a proposed city-owned, land-based casino, pending final approvals, including city council and Isle of Capri approval of a definitive purchase agreement.

The city is negotiating to purchase Rhythm City Casino, owned by IOC.

The nominees include city administrator Craig Malin, Riverboat Development Authority President Mary Ellen Chamberlain, Davenport Police Chief Frank Donchez, attorneys Christine Frederick and Kelli Grubbs, Ald. Jeff Justin, 6th Ward, and Tri-City Building Trades Executive Director Rory Washburn.

"All of these individuals are active leaders in our city and will be strong, effective members of the Davenport Community Improvement Corporation," Mayor Gluba said in a news release. "They have Davenport's best interests at heart. I am honored to nominate them and seek the council's approve of their appointments."

The creation of the nonprofit DCIC was approved by the Davenport City Council on Nov. 14.

The approval of DCIC appointments is on the Wednesday city council agenda.






















 



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