The Dubuque City Council meets annually to reaffirm the City's vision statement, mission statement, set goals, and develop priorities for the next fiscal year's policy agenda. This information is used by City departments to prioritize current and future projects in accordance with the City Council's direction.
Usually held in July/August, this three-day strategic planning session is facilitated by Sumek & Associates.
Like City Council meetings, goal-setting sessions are open to the public. However, public input is not allowed during these sessions. Once compiled, the results of the goal-setting sessions are announced via media release and published on the City of Dubuque's website at www.cityofdubuque.org