Goals & Priorities

The 2038 Dubuque Vision Statement

Dubuque 2038 is a sustainable and resilient city, an inclusive and equitable community where ALL are welcome. Dubuque 2038 has preserved our Masterpiece on the Mississippi, has a strong, diverse economy and expanding connectivity. Our residents experience healthy living and active lifestyles; have choices of quality, affordable, livable neighborhoods; have an abundance of diverse, fun things to do; and are successfully and actively engaged in the community. 

Mission Statement  

Dubuque city government is progressive and financially sound with residents receiving value for their tax dollars and achieving goals through partnerships. Dubuque city government’s mission is to deliver excellent municipal services that support urban living; contribute to an equitable, sustainable city; plan for the community’s future; and facilitate access to critical human services.  

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2023 City Goals Priorities Handout Cover

Click on the linked City Council goals below for details on goal progress.

City of Dubuque Goals 2028 

Policy Agenda

Policy agenda items are issues that need direction or a policy decision or a major funding decision by the City Council, or issues that need City Council leadership in the community or with other governmental bodies.  The policy agenda is divided into top priorities and high priorities.

2023 – 2025 Top Priorities (in alphabetical order):

  • Air Service: Future Strategy & Action Plan 
  • City Workforce Retention & Attraction 
  • Comprehensive Study of Fire Station Locations and Staffing  
  • Police Department Full Staffing 
  • Street Maintenance & Rehabilitation Program 

2023 – 2025 High Priorities (in alphabetical order): 

  • Bee Branch Detention Basin Pump Replacement 
  • Catfish Creek Sanitary Sewer Project Pump Station 
  • Central Avenue Corridor Revitalization Plan 
  • Leveraging Federal & State Infrastructure Grant Programs  
  • RAISE Grant & Matching Funds for Construction (14th St. Railroad Overpass and Elm St. and 16th St. Corridor Complete Streets)