Boards & Commissions

Overview of Boards and Commissions in Dubuque

Boards and commissions play an important role in governing the City of Dubuque. Membership is not to be taken lightly but should be considered as a contribution to maintaining and improving the quality of life in the community. These advisory groups can be valuable community assets and effective partners with the City Council and City staff in guiding the future of the community.

The satisfaction of serving in a volunteer capacity as a member of a public board or commission is a personal achievement and provides a sound basis for further public service. Such service also lays the foundation for being effective citizens after membership on such boards and commissions has ceased.

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Duties and Responsibilities

Boards and commissions members:
  • Provide a valuable link to the community and to the various interests that make up the community
  • Assist in the development of policy recommendations to the City Council
  • Provide leadership and support to City staff
  • Promote the City and its programs
  • Provide expertise in specialized areas


The City of Dubuque has 27 boards and commissions. The following pages have information on the individual boards and commissions including purpose, membership, and meeting information. You may also view this document which lists current members and basic meeting info.