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RDA PUBLIC NOTICE

October 31, 2022
Contact: Matt Mendenhall, President/CEO
ceo@rdauthority.org

NOTICE OF BOARD MEETING & PRESENTATION OF FALL 2022 GRANT RECOMMENDATIONS
The Board of Directors for the Regional Development Authority (RDA) will meet at the Rhythm City Casino Resort at 7077 Elmore Avenue, Davenport, Iowa on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at 11:30 a.m. The agenda is to present, for approval, RDA’s Fall 2022 grant recommendations. At the conclusion of the formal Board meeting, four organizations will provide brief presentations on their grant projects and updates on their work in the community. These presentations have been a great opportunity to learn more about specific efforts supported by the grants. After the presentations, there will be a reception with refreshments.


RDA PUBLIC NOTICE
August 24, 2022
Contact: Matt Mendenhall, President/CEO
ceo@rdauthority.org

NOTICE OF SPECIAL BOARD MEETING TO DELIBERATE ON REQUEST

The Board of Directors for the Regional Development Authority (RDA) will meet virtually on Wednesday, August 31, 2022 at 8:00 a.m. to consider a request from the Figge Art Museum for funding related to a Destination Iowa Grant. A virtual meeting is necessary because the funding commitment request has a specific deadline before our next grant cycle.

To satisfy open meeting requirements, we are providing a call in option for members of the public. In order to prepare for an effective meeting, there will be a dedicated phone number and security code to enter the meeting. You won’t be able to enter the call without the code. If you are interested in attending the call, please email ceo@rdauthority.org a request for the phone line and security code before 8-29-22 at 5pm. If you have a comment about the discussion, please use the chat box on the ZOOM system. Include your name and your question. The RDA staff will read your comment to the Board.

During the zoom conference, please make sure to MUTE your line (press *6 to mute and unmute) so that we can conduct the Board’s business without a lot of extra noise. The RDA staff may mute your line for you if needed. The meeting will start promptly at 8:00am. Please call in by 7:55am, so that the CEO can let you in to the “call room”. Please type your name in the chat box on the ZOOM system.


RDA PUBLIC NOTICE 
July 1, 2022
Contact: Matt Mendenhall, President/CEO
ceo@rdauthority.org

NOTICE OF GRANT APPLICATION
The RDA Fall grants application will be available, online, on July 15, 2022. All guidelines documents have been updated. The application deadline is September 30, 2022 at 11:59 pm. Questions can be sent to ceo@rdauthority.org.


RDA awards $1.9 million to Quad-Cities nonprofits after years of high revenues
Quad City Times


RDA PUBLIC NOTICE 
June 9, 2022
Contact: Matt Mendenhall, President/CEO
ceo@rdauthority.org

NOTICE OF SPECIAL RDA BOARD MEETING
The Board of Directors for the Regional Development Authority (RDA) will meet in person at the Rhythm City Casino Resort on Wednesday June 15, 2022 at 4pm. The meeting is open to the public. Agenda: To hear a follow up presentation from the City of Bettendorf and the Iowa Mississippi Valley YMCA about a Splash Landing/Ice Landing development project. The board will consider a between cycle grant request. Current health precautions indicate masking is up to the individual. Questions can be sent to ceo@rdauthority.org.


RDA PUBLIC NOTICE 
May 6, 2022
Contact: Matt Mendenhall, President/CEO
ceo@rdauthority.org

NOTICE OF RDA BOARD ANNUAL MEETINGS
The Board of Directors for the Regional Development Authority (RDA) will meet in person at the Rhythm City Casino Resort on Wednesday June 8, 2022 at 8am. The meeting is open to the public. Agenda: 1) Approve 2022-2023 Budget; 2) Elect new members, re-elect second term members, and officers; 3) Committee assignments; 4) Bylaws revision and policy adoption; 5) Ratification of funding allocation to RDA Fund: and 6) recognition of Board member terming off the Board. Current health precautions indicate masking is up to the individual. Questions can be sent to ceo@rdauthority.org.


RDA PUBLIC NOTICE 
May 6, 2022
Contact: Matt Mendenhall, President/CEO
ceo@rdauthority.org

NOTICE OF BOARD MEETING & PRESENTATION OF Spring 2022 GRANT RECOMMENDATIONS
The Board of Directors for the Regional Development Authority (RDA) will meet in person at the Rhythm City Casino Resort, 7077 Elmore Ave, Davenport, Iowa on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 11:30 a.m. Current health precautions indicate masking is up to the individual. The primary agenda item will be to present the spring 2022 grant recommendations for Board approval. The format for these Board meetings will change this year. We will no longer invite all attendees to share an update. Instead, specific grantees will be invited to present on their funded projects and work in the community. We hope this will provide more meaningful community updates, while managing the length of the meeting. Presentations will include Together Making a Better Community (Lincoln Center), QC Housing Council, QC Open Network, Humble Dwellings, and Vera French Community Mental Health Center. Notice on grant status has been sent to all applicants, with funding amounts to be approved and announced at the May 17, 2022 Board meeting. Questions can be sent to the ceo@rdauthority.org email address.


RDA PUBLIC NOTICE 
March 11, 2022
Contact: Matt Mendenhall, President/CEO
ceo@rdauthority.org

NOTICE OF GRANT ALLOCATION
On March 10, 2022 the RDA Board of Directors approved a grant allocation of $500,000 to the RDA Donor Advised Fund held at the QC Community Foundation. The RDA Fund can be used to increase the amount of grants made, as well as to provide a lasting asset for the community into the future. This grant allocation will be reported on, with the other Spring 2022 grants, at the next RDA Board meeting in May 2022. That meeting, as always, is open to the public, most likely to be held in person, and announced on this web page before the meeting. Questions can be sent to the ceo@rdauthority.org email address.


RDA PUBLIC NOTICE 
January 3, 2022
Contact: Matt Mendenhall, President/CEO
ceo@rdauthority.org

NOTICE OF SPRING GRANTS

The RDA Spring Grants cycle will open on January 15, 2022, with a due date of 3-31-22. We invite applications from 501c3 nonprofits, public school districts, and departments of city government. We prioritize projects that benefit Scott County residents, while recognizing that Scott County benefits from a strong region. The application can be found on the RDA website at www.rdauthority.org under the GRANTS tab. We will continue to accept applications from a wide range of projects that align with the mission of creating a vibrant, inclusive, and growing community. We are still open to responding to pandemic relief, recovery, and rebuilding projects. Questions can be sent to the ceo@rdauthority.org email address.


RDA PUBLIC NOTICE
December 29, 2021
Contact: Matt Mendenhall, President/CEO
ceo@rdauthority.org

NOTICE OF BOARD MEETING FOR STRATEGIC PLANNING UPDATES

The Board of Directors for the Regional Development Authority (RDA) will meet virtually on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at 8:00 a.m. Our normal in-person meetings will resume once the pandemic crisis is clearly over.  

Our primary agenda item is to present and approve an update to our current 2-year strategic plan. We will also discuss and present for approval a Position Statement on Affordable Housing, one of the Boards strategic priorities. The Position Statement outlines how RDA will support this priority.
RDA Board meetings are open to the public. Due to the pandemic, instead of an in-person option, we are providing a call in option for members of the public. If you have questions or comments about the meeting, please contact the CEO by e-mail (Matt Mendenhall, CEO email: ceo@rdauthority.org )

In order to prepare for an effective meeting, there will be a security code to enter the meeting. You won’t be able to enter the call without the code. If you are interested in attending the call, please email ceo@rdauthority.org a request for the phone line and security code.
During the zoom conference, please make sure to MUTE your line so that we can conduct the Board’s business without a lot of extra noise. The meeting will start promptly at 8:00am. Please call in before that because the CEO will need to let you in to the “call room”. Please announce your name.
Thank you for understanding the need to prioritize public safety.


RDA PUBLIC NOTICE

November 4, 2021
Contact: Matt Mendenhall, President/CEO
563.323.5177/cell 563-340-8089

NOTICE OF BOARD MEETING & PRESENTATION OF FALL 2021 GRANT RECOMMENDATIONS
The Board of Directors for the Regional Development Authority (RDA) will meet virtually on Thursday, November 11, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. Our normal in-person meetings will resume once the pandemic crisis is clearly over. This means there will not be an opportunity for agencies to share updates. While we will miss these updates, it is clearly a time to put public safety first. Once the RDA Board votes to approve the grant recommendations, a list of the award amounts will be emailed to all applicants and a full list of agencies with award amounts sent to the media for publication.
Our primary agenda item is to present and approve the Fall 2021 grant recommendations.

RDA Board meetings are open to the public. Due to the pandemic, instead of an in-person option, we are providing a call in option for members of the public. If you have questions or comments about the meeting, please contact the CEO by e-mail before or after the meeting (Matt Mendenhall, CEO email: ceo@rdauthority.org ). In order to prepare for an effective meeting, there will be a security code to enter the meeting. You won’t be able to enter the call without the code. If you are interested in attending the call, please email me a request for the phone number and security code.

Please make sure to MUTE your line so that we can conduct the Board’s business without a lot of extra noise.
The meeting will start promptly at 11:30am. Please call in before so the CEO can let you in to the “call room”.
Thank you for understanding the need to prioritize public safety and for your patience while we learn to use new systems for public engagement.
We look forward to the day when we can meet in person again to celebrate all of your great work!


RDA PUBLIC NOTICE

September 22, 2021
Contact: Matt Mendenhall, President/CEO
ceo@rdauthority.org

NOTICE OF RDA BOARD ANNUAL MEETING

The Board of Directors for the Regional Development Authority (RDA) will meet by a Zoom video conference system on Wednesday September 29, 2021, 11:30 a.m. The meeting is open to the public. A conference call phone line will be provided to members of the public when you register by emailing a request to attend at ceo@rdauthority.org

Agenda: 1) Reports made on executed discretionary grants; 2) Approval of two discretionary funding requests; and 3) Tentative: Explore a joint leadership opportunity

RDA Board meetings are announced on our public website: www.rdauthority.org


RDA PUBLIC NOTICE

June 14, 2021
Contact: Matt Mendenhall, President/CEO
563.323.5177

NOTICE OF RDA BOARD ANNUAL MEETING

The Board of Directors for the Regional Development Authority (RDA) will meet by a Zoom video conference system on Monday June 21, 2021, 3:00 p.m. The meeting is open to the public. A conference call phone line will be provided when you register by emailing a request at ceo@rdauthority.org

Agenda: 1) Approve 2021-2022 Budget; 2) Elect new members, re-elect second term members, and officers; and 3) Review the current strategic plan progress.

All RDA Board meetings are posted on our public website: www.rdauthority.org


RDA PUBLIC NOTICE
May 6, 2021
Contact: Matt Mendenhall, President/CEO
563.323.5177/cell 563-340-8089

NOTICE OF BOARD MEETING & PRESENTATION OF SPRING 2021 GRANT RECOMMENDATIONS

The Board of Directors for the Regional Development Authority (RDA) will meet virtually on Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. Our normal in-person meetings will resume once the pandemic crisis is clearly over. This means there will not be an opportunity for agencies to share updates. While we will miss these updates, it is clearly a time to put public safety first. Once the RDA Board votes to approve the grant recommendations, a list of the award amounts will be emailed to all applicants and a full list of agencies with award amounts sent to the media for publication.

Our primary agenda item is to present and approve the Spring 2021 grant recommendations.

RDA Board meetings are open to the public. Due to the pandemic, instead of an in-person option, we are providing a call in option for members of the public. If you have questions or comments about the meeting, please contact the CEO by e-mail before or after the meeting (Matt Mendenhall, CEO email: ceo@rdauthority.org ). In order to prepare for an effective meeting, there will be a security code to enter the meeting. You won’t be able to enter the call without the code. If you are interested in attending the call, please email me a request for the security code.

RDA Board meeting Zoom call in line: (1-312-626-6799; meeting ID: 889 9089 7376). You will need the passcode to enter the call (see above).

Please make sure to MUTE your line so that we can conduct the Board’s business without a lot of extra noise.
The meeting will start promptly at 11:30am. Please call in before so the CEO can let you in to the “call room”.

Thank you for understanding the need to prioritize public safety and for your patience while we learn to use new systems for public engagement.

We look forward to the day when we can meet in person again to celebrate all of your great work!


RDA PUBLIC NOTICE

November 13, 2019
Contact: Matt Mendenhall, President/CEO
563.323.5177

NOTICE OF BOARD MEETING & PRESENTATION OF FALL 2019 GRANTS

The Board of Directors for the Regional Development Authority (RDA) will meet on Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 11:30 a.m. at the Rhythm City Casino Resort at 7077 Elmore Avenue, Davenport, Iowa

The agenda is to present and vote on Fall 2019 grant recommendations. At the conclusion of the meeting, grantees will be invited to provide a brief update on their work in the community.

In the future, RDA Board meetings will be posted on our public website: www.rdauthority.org

The meeting is open to the public.

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