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Council will decide next Mayor

Kowalkowski opts against taking job

DAVENPORT — The next city Mayor will be decided by the city council. J.J. Kowalkowski officially gave the city his notice that he won’t be taking the mayoral job Tuesday, Nov. 21.

Kowalkowski defeated incumbent Brad Sweet in a contested mayoral race 218 votes to 190 in the 2023 General Election.

The announcement of Kowalkowski declining the gig came at city council’s Nov. 22 meeting, along with the news that the process now falls to city council to select the next Mayor.

That decision must come before the end of 2023, or the city will be mayor-less entering 2024, as Sweet’s current 4-year term...


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