City of Dubuque News Release

Spring State of the City Explores Sustainable Innovations

Mayor Roy D. Buol

April 17, 2019 -- For Immediate Release

DUBUQUE, Iowa – Dubuque Mayor Roy D. Buol has released his “State of the City” for spring 2019 and it focuses on the results that sustainable innovations are yielding through multiple public/private partnerships in Dubuque.

The text version of the spring 2019 State of the City appears in the May/June issue of the City News newsletter currently being mailed to City utility customers. A video version is airing on CityChannel Dubuque and was distributed through the City’s social media channels. 

“Sustainable Innovations” is the name of a collaborative effort between Greater Dubuque Development Corporation (GDDC) and the City of Dubuque. Its purpose is to create, foster, and prioritize the implementation of best practices and opportunities to improve the sustainability and resiliency of the Dubuque area for continued economic growth.  Buol’s State of the City highlights biogas conversion projects at the City’s Water and Resource Recovery Center and the Dubuque Metropolitan Area Solid Waste Agency Landfill.  It also provides an update on Dubuque’s broadband expansion/acceleration initiative, another partnership with GDDC to improve Dubuque’s broadband connectivity and reduce the cost and time needed for new technology and broadband investment in Dubuque. The initiative also seeks to lower costs and improve broadband access for businesses and residents.

Buol’s quarterly State of the City columns appear in City News, Dubuque’s utility bill newsletter.  They are also converted into videos that air on CityChannel Dubuque (on Mediacom channels 8 and 117.2 and online at and will be shared on the City of Dubuque’s Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn channels.  Both the text version and video are also available at  

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