City of Dubuque News Release

Summer State of the City Features Call to Action

Mayor Roy D. Buol

Aug. 7, 2019 -- For Immediate Release

DUBUQUE, Iowa – Dubuque Mayor Roy D. Buol has released his “State of the City” for summer 2019 and it calls on residents and stakeholders to become involved in helping
to implement the Imagine Dubuque Comprehensive Plan.

The comprehensive plan serves as a guide for the community’s physical, social, and economic development. The plan was adopted by the City Council in September 2017 after a year-long community engagement process that gathered over 12,500 ideas from more than 6,000 people to inform the plan.  The final plan, entitled “Imagine Dubuque 2037: A Call to Action,” features 32 goals and 110 recommendations. It can only be considered successful through the input and implementation of the community at-large and Buol says now is the time to act.

“By working together, we will make Imagine Dubuque a reality,” says Buol in his message.  “I encourage you to get involved either with efforts in progress or to organize with others and initiate projects about which you are passionate.” His message encourages residents and stakeholders to visit or call the City of Dubuque Planning Services Department at 563.589.4210 to connect with resources and others interested in becoming engaged in new or existing efforts to implement aspects of the plan.

The text version of the summer 2019 State of the City appears in the September/October issue of the City News newsletter which will begin to be mailed to City utility customers next week. A video version is airing on CityChannel Dubuque and was distributed through the City’s social media channels. 

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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Please do not reply to this message.  If you would like additional information on this issue, please contact the staff person identified at the top of the message or contact the City of Dubuque Public Information Office at or 563.589.4151.

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