City of Morrison

The City of Morrison is a general-purpose unit of local government providing various traditional municipal services to the community’s 4,188 residents. Morrison operates under the Mayor/Council form of government with an appointed City Administrator. The Mayor and City Clerk are elected to four (4) year concurrent terms of office; council members are elected to four (4) year staggered terms of office. The City Treasurer is appointed.Municipal services embrace nine (9) functional areas, including: Legislative, Administration, Police, Streets/Alleys, Parks/Forestry, Water/Sewer, Cemetery, and Recreation.  In addition to referenced direct services, fire protection is provided on a contractual basis through the Morrison Fire Protection District.Approximately 20 full-time employees are in the classified service of the City, additional part-time employees are hired on a seasonal basis.Numerous advisory boards and commissions comprise the municipal administrative organization.

200 W. Main St.

Morrison, Illinois 61270

(815) 772-7657 Ph

(815) 772-4291 Fax


Morrison Area Development Corporation

The Morrison Area Development Corporation (MADC) is a non-profit, volunteer organization established to promote and coordinate economic growth and economic development in all areas of the city.  The ultimate goal of the MADC is to maintain and enhance the quality of life enjoyed by all Morrison, IL residents.

221 W. Main St.

Morrison, Illinois 61270

(815) 772-3757


Whiteside County Economic Development & Enterprise Zone

The office of Whiteside County Economic Development assists and creates economic development and growth in Whiteside County and its municipalities.  One such program in which it administers is the Whiteside/Carroll Enterprise Zone.  The Enterprise Zone Program is designed to stimulate economic growth and neighborhood revitalization by providing businesses located (or those that choose to locate) in a designated enterprise zone, various state and local tax incentives, regulatory relief, and improved governmental services.

200 E. Knox St.

Morrison, Illinois 61270

(815) 772-5182 Ph

(815) 772-5249 Fax