City Life

City Life is Dubuque’s free “citizen academy” program designed to provide residents a hands-on learning opportunity about their local government. The program offers residents the opportunity to interact with City staff, learn more about City services and programs, tour City facilities and operations, and become more connected to their community. 

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The next session of City Life will be held in the fall of 2022. Watch the recordings from a previous session of City Life to see for yourself what the program has to offer. Applications will open closer to the course, but if you're interested email Temwa and tell him you're interested:


Provide community members connection to city staff so they can discover relevant information about local government structure and services.


A thriving network of civicly engaged community members sustaining regular connections with each other and city government, for the purpose of exploring government service delivery and accessibility through innovative partnerships, that meet community needs and celebrate differences.

Check out the brochure!

City Life brochure