Council Member Laura Roussell


Laura Roussell, of 3224 Bittersweet Lane, was elected to the Dubuque City Council in November 2019 to represent the city’s Second Ward.


Laura earned a bachelor’s degree in business and a master’s degree in business administration from Clarke University.  She recently retired as the senior community affairs manager at Black Hills Energy in Dubuque.  Laura and her husband Jon Roussell are parents to an adult son. 

Civic Involvement

Laura is a Dubuque native and has served on the Dubuque Zoning Advisory Commission and Resilient Community Advisory Commission.  Laura is also a board member for Operation New View Community Action Agency and member and past president of the Kiwanis Club of Dubuque.  She is also the founder and current president of Dubuque Trees Forever and a member of the Women’s Leadership Network.  Additional past civic involvement includes the Dubuque Chamber Business Advocacy Committee, Dubuque Business Leader Equity Cohort, Dubuque Symphony Orchestra, Northeast Iowa School of Music (NISOM), the Almost Home Homeless Shelter board, and the Dubuque Energy District Board.

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Laura Roussell