The City of Davenport will be changing the parking system in its downtown ramps effective January 9, 2017. There will be no more attendants, gates and cash payments. You will use your license plate number and credit cards to pay to park. I am sure visitors will have lots of questions so more information is available at to get the information you will need to share, especially at Union Station.

The Nominating Committee of the Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau Board of Directors and the QCCVB Board of Directors propose the following slate of candidates to fill two (2) three-year terms on the QCCVB Board of Directors from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2017.

-Dave Anderson, Manager, John Deere Store

-Connie Schlichting, Regional Manager, Kinseth

Members may nominate additional candidates by submitting a nominating petition bearing the nominee's name (who must be a partner in good standing) and no fewer than ten (10) signatures of members-in-good-standing by 12 noon Monday, May 19 to:

Joe Taylor, Quad Cities CVB

1601 River Drive, Suite 110

Moline, IL 61265

If additional candidates are nominated, members will conduct an election via a mail ballot and vote. If no additional candidates are nominated by the deadline, the board shall declare the slate as proposed elected.

Questions? Contact Joe Taylor at or (309) 737-2759.

Joe Taylor"Do we build attractions to lure tourists or create opportunities for the community's own enrichment?"

That's the question asked by one of the workshops for the recently announced Upper Mississippi River Conference to be held August 21 through 23 at the i wireless Center.

The answer is "both," and this may be the summer Quad Citians can do both - being a tourist by enjoying all our great attractions and by developing a deeper appreciation for our quality of life.