Council Member, Anthony Heddlesten, and his flood-related work for the US Army Corps of Engineers was featured in Sunday’s Quad-City Times. The story was written by Alma Gaul who has covered Riverdale before.

We all knew Anthony was a busy guy, but until Alma profiled the work he was doing for the USACOE, we had no idea:

At any given time at the Corps, Heddlesten might be working on seven to 10 projects in various stages. The feasibility stage includes information gathering and meetings, then design and construction.

Projects he has undertaken include building a 24-acre island in the Illinois River at Peoria that served two purposes — dredging out a silted-in area behind a dam and creating a place for plants and wildlife. Others were stabilizing a sewage lagoon in Matherville, Ill., and a bridge over the Cedar River near Rochester, Iowa.

And there is plenty of opportunity for advancement. Already Heddlesten is section chief of the engineering section (in the design branch of the engineering and construction division of the Rock Island District).

Riverdale is lucky to have Anthony on its City Council and as a member of the community. Congratulations on the excellent story, Anthony!

(P.S. – If you have a neighbor or family member you think should be profiled, let us know. We’d love to share more news about other Riverdale residents both on our website and with our friends in the media.)