Growing Sustainable Communities Conference

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2021 Growing Sustainable Communities Conference Canceled

The Growing Sustainable Communities Conference, scheduled for October 12-13, 2021, has been canceled due to safety concerns related to the COVID-19 Delta variant. The conference was to be held at the Grand River Center in the Port of Dubuque. All registrations will be fully refunded. 

This announcement comes on the heels of the most recent COVID-19 pandemic-related emergency proclamation by Dubuque Mayor Roy D. Buol which went into effect yesterday. The proclamation encourages the public to wear a face covering in public places and requires the public to wear a face covering in facilities owned by the City of Dubuque. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has designated Dubuque County (and almost every county in Iowa) as having a “high” level of community transmission of COVID-19, related hospitalizations are increasing, and hosting a large-scale, in-person event with participants coming from other locations at this time would pose additional risks.

Plans for a 2022 conference to be held October 11-12, 2022, have already begun. 

“We would like to thank all those who registered for this year’s event and hope to see you in-person next year,” said City of Dubuque Sustainable Community Coordinator Gina Bell. “We would also like to thank our generous sponsors for their commitment to the Growing Sustainable Communities Conference.”

The Growing Sustainable Communities Conference offers innovation, education, inspiration, and collaboration on growing sustainable communities. Sessions feature presenters with a wide range of expertise, including representatives from federal, state, and local governments, along with business and academic leaders from across the country. In addition to learning sessions, the conference includes two keynote luncheons, mobile workshops, a breakfast plenary session, and more.  

Contact Information

Gina Bell, Sustainable Community Coordinator, City of Dubuque
Phone: 563.690.6038


Presenting Sponsor


Platinum Sponsor

Bloomberg School of Public Health

Gold Sponsor

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Bronze Sponsors

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Alliant Energy

Workshop Sponsors

Blackstone Environmental
Kansas State University
Iowa Flood Center
Unison Solutions
Origin Design
Eagle Point Solar Vertical
Iowa State Revolving Fund