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 the Mayor and City Council

Mike Bawden

Mike Bawden, Mayor of Riverdale

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

Doug Littrel
City Council

Doug Littrel, City Council

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 also serves as the “ex officio” member of the City’s Sewer/Utility Review Committee which reviews the City’s plans for capital investment and sewer rate adjustments.

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

Kevin Adams
City Council

Kevin Adams was elected to the City Council in November of 2019 and sworn in at the City Council’s first meeting of 2020 (January 5, 2020).

Background and contact information will be provided soon.

Kelly Krell
City Council

Kelly Krell, City Council

Kelly Krell has been a Riverdale resident for 33 years. She was appointed to fill the remainder of the term of a seated Council Member in 2018 and was re-elected in 2019.

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.

Anthony Heddlesten
City Council

Anthony Heddlesten, City Council

Anthony has served on the City Council since 2018 and is currently serving as Mayor Pro Tempore. Prior to moving to Riverdale, Anthony lived in Rock Island, IL, and became involved in city issues.

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.

Paul DCamp
City Council

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 recently retired from John Deere where he worked as an information architect.

Paul has served on the Riverdale City Council since 2018. He focuses on fire and public safety issues brought before the Council for consideration.

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