The Quad Cities Riverfront Council (QCRFC) provides an opportunity for coordination and communication of ideas among Quad Cities Region representatives including local and federal government, development and civic organizations, tourism, business, etc. In addition, members exchange information on community planning, recreational amenities, industrial and commercial development and aesthetic enhancement of our region’s shorelines.

Meetings are held the 4th Tuesday of every other month at Noon.

Annual Certificates of Appreciation

As part of its missions, the QCRFC annually recognizes important contributions to riverfront development. Individuals, organizations, or businesses may be nominated for their involvement with projects that reflect long-term beneficial use and enhancement of our riverfronts.

The 2020 Certificate of Appreciation recipients include the following projects and organizations:

  • American Queen Steamboat Company – Adding the Bettendorf stop on the Mississippi River cruises
  • The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District – Protecting communities during the 2019 floods
  • Illinois Department of Transportation, District 2 – I-74 Bridge project work
  • Iowa Department of Transportation, District 6 – I-74 Bridge project work
  • Larry Anderson – Rust Belt development in The Bend area

Quad Cities, Iowa/Illinois Mississippi River Design Principles

Published in 1996, the document was prepared by an interdisciplinary steering committee comprised of Bi-State Regional Commission, local communities, a design firm, cultural and environmental representatives and local businesses who came together to create this guide for development along the Mississippi Riverfront.  The document contains the Quad Cities' Mississippi River Vision, corridor planning for good design, design principles, access, river setting and resource enhancement.  The document also included a summary of corridor attributes at the time of publication.  These attributes have been updated in inventory efforts by River Action, Inc.




For more information please contact:
Katelyn Miner, QCRFC Coordinator
Bi-State Regional Commission
1504 Third Avenue, Third Floor
Rock Island, IL 61201
(309) 793-6300
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