Shelley Stickfort

Human Resources
Title: Human Resources Director
Phone: 563.589.4125

Stickfort became human resources director for the City of Dubuque in October 2019.  She was previously at the University of Iowa where she served since 2012, most recently as director of employee and labor relations. Her responsibilities included performance management and organizational effectiveness, and resolution of employee issues.  Her prior roles at the University of Iowa were as senior human resources specialist for employee and labor relations and compliance officer for the office of equal opportunity and diversity. She has also worked part-time as an attorney since 2013, specializing in small business organization and labor and employment law.

Prior to her tenure with the University of Iowa, she was a senior law clerk with the Iowa Health System, interned with the Jones County Attorney’s Office, worked as a human resources business partner with the Finley Hospital/Iowa Health System, and was director of personnel and program services and program manager for the Arc of East Central Iowa.  

Stickfort earned her juris doctorate from the Drake University Law School and her bachelor’s degree from Drake University.


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