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Nominees For The Davenport Casino's Non-Profit Board Announced


The City of Davenport has plans to buy the Rhythm City Casino from the Isle of Capri for $46-million and move it onto land. The casino will be run by a non-profit the city is creating called the Davenport Community Improvement Corporation.

We now know the people nominated for the non-profit group. Mayor Bill Gluba made the announcement on Wednesday, he says the individuals bring together years of law, finance, labor, gaming and business experience.

City officials who will sit on the board are: City Administrator Craig Malin, Davenport Police Chief Frank Donchez and 6th Ward Alderman Jeff Justin.

2 board members will come from the Riverboat Development Authority, they are: Mary Ellen Chamberlin the President of the RDA and Christine Frederick and RDA board member and a Davenport lawyer

2 members will come from the public, they are: Kelli Grubbs a local attorney and business owner and Rory Washburn, Executive Director of Tri-City Building Trades in Rock Island.

City Council must approve the appointments; they will do so at their next meeting on November 28th.

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