Mayor and City Council

Riverdale operates with a mayor and five-member city council. Each council member has a vote on city matters, the mayor does not.

While the mayor doesn’t have a vote on city matters, it is his/her responsibility to set the agenda for each meeting of the City Council and run that meeting smoothly and efficiently. Meetings of the City Council are open, public meetings and as with all City public meetings, operate under an approved set of guidelines (you can download those guidelines here).

 

 

Meet Your Mayor and City Council

Mike Bawden

Mike Bawden

Mayor

Mike has lived in Riverdale for nearly twenty years with his wife and family. They purchased and restored the “East Hill House” originally built by Decker French as he took over the operation of the Iowana Dairy operation from his uncle, Col. G.W. French.

Mike’s primary responsibilities for the City of Riverdale include overseeing the City’s administrative operation and economic development efforts, participating in Quad City-wide and regional boards and commissions as Riverdale’s representative and working with each Council Member as they facilitate issues and initiatives related to their respective areas of the City’s operation.

When he’s not working as mayor, Mike is a public relations and marketing consultant working with clients throughout the country.

Phone: 563-949-2056 | Email

Cheryl Channon

Cheryl Channon

City Council

A self-professed “Domestic Engineer” – Cheryl has served the City of Riverdale as a member of the City Council for a number of years and currently heads up the City’s budgeting and financial review processes. Given the chance, though, we’re pretty sure Cheryl would rather be standing in the middle of a stream in Montana fly fishing and taking in the fresh mountain air.

Cheryl and her husband have lived in Riverdale for over forty years.

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Paul DCamp

Paul DCamp

City Council

Paul has lived in Riverdale – off and on – for about forty years and now lives on Circle Drive just down the street from the house he grew up in while his father was an instrumental music instructor with the Pleasant Valley School District.  Paul currently works as a Technology Architect at John Deere.

This is Paul’s first year on the Riverdale City Council. He focuses on fire and public safety issues brought before the Council for consideration.

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Doug Littrel

Doug Littrel

City Council/Mayor Pro Tempore

Doug is what we call a “lifer” here in Riverdale. Born and raised here, Doug and his family can trace their Riverdale roots back to before the founding of the city itself. Doug currently serves as “mayor pro tempore” and chairs the Council meetings in the event the mayor is unable to attend.

Doug lives in a family homestead just off of Valley Drive near Fenno Road.

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Kelly Krell

Kelly Krell

City Council

Kelly Krell has been a Riverdale resident for 33 years. She’s new to the Council, taking her seat in 2018.

Kelly holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication from the University of Arizona, and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University. She has been a program coordinator at Palmer College of Chiropractic since 2011.

Kelly feels a deep connection to the City of Riverdale. Her family was one of the first to settle in Riverdale, Iowa, predating the establishment of the City. Her grandfather, Charles Hoots, was an original member of the Riverdale Volunteer Fire Department.

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Anthony Heddelsten

Anthony Heddelsten

City Council

Anthony is a newcomer to the City Council and the City of Riverdale. Having just moved to town from Rock Island, IL, Anthony quickly became involved in city issues as a citizen and ran for an open seat on the council in November of 2017. Bringing experience as a civil engineer with the Corps of Engineers, Anthony is deeply involved in public works issues and environmental engineering projects brought before the Council.

Anthony and his family live “on the hilltop” near Bicentennial Park.

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