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Ward 5

Rita Rawson, 5th Ward Alderman

 

Alderman Rawson professional photo Email: rrawson@ci.davenport.ia.us
Office: 563-888-2066
Term: 2016 - Current
Ward Map | 2018 Ward Meeting Schedule

Personal Info
Iowa resident for 31 years
Davenport resident for 16 years

Occupation & Skills
Financial Advisor and Franchise Owner - Ameriprise Financial
Continuing Education (CE) Instructor - Cape Schools, Inc.

Education
Bachelors of Science - Grinnell College
Master’s Degree - University of Iowa

Business Experience
Current:
Self-employed business owner for over 19 years

Former:
American Express Financial Advisors, Field Manager and acting Field Vice President
University of Phoenix, Professor
Grinnell College, Financial Assistant
Multicultural Coordinator & Career Counselor, Research Assistant

Memberships & Community Involvement
Current:
Davenport Housing Coalition, Member
East Bluff Community Garden, Co-Manager & Volunteer
East Side Neighborhood Association, Founder
Kirkwood Beauty-on-the-Boulevard, Project Manager & Volunteer
River Action, Member
Scott County Humane Society, Member
Wilhella Fluellin Youth Outreach Center & The Center, Community Supporter

Former:
Volunteers-in-Police-Service (VIPS)
East Bluff Neighborhood Association 501(c)(3), President

City Liaison Appointments
Sister Cities Committee
Riverfront Improvement Commission
Plan & Zoning Commission

Certifications
Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC®)
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
Lead Poisoning Prevention Certification
Professional Animal Care Specialist Program, Diploma
Series 7, Series 24, Series 51, Series 63, Life, Accident, & Health licensed
States Licensed: District of Columbia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, North Carolina, Texas


Hobbies/Activities
Gardening, racquetball & hiking, DIY projects
Community activism/organizing