Council Member Susan Farber


Susan Farber, of 1755 Overview Ct., was elected to the Dubuque City Council in a special election in March 2021 and reelected in November 2021 to represent the city’s First Ward.


Susan holds an undergraduate degree from Georgetown University, a master’s degree in business administration from George Washington University, and graduated from the AMP Executive MBA Program at Harvard Business School. Susan and her husband, Dr. Bernie Saks, own Magoo’s Pizza in Dubuque. Susan’s previous professional experience includes multiple executive roles at national and international telecommunication companies. Susan and Bernie live at home with their dog, Mr. Magoo.

Civic Involvement

Susan is a Dubuque native and serves as a board member for Greater Dubuque Development Corporation, Dubuque Initiatives, UnityPoint Finley Hospital, Heritage Works, and the University of Dubuque. 

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Susan Farber