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Dubuque Mayor Roy Buol will not seek re-election, says “it’s time” to retire

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Dubuque Mayor Roy Buol

DUBUQUE, Iowa (KWWL) -- The City of Dubuque's longest serving mayor, Roy Buol, won't seek another term.

"It's time for me to retire and do some of the things that I've been missing out on because of my committments as mayor," Buol said.

Buol said he believes the city is at a good place with city council and city management. The mayor believes they'll be able to push forward with the sustainability efforts, citing a wide berth of support.

"We've always incorporated partnerships, got everyone in the community invovled and they remain invovled," Buol said.

Dubuque's mayor said members of all parts of the community, from businesses to art, continue to contribute to the efforts to keep momentum in making sure that Dubuque prioritizes its impact on the environment.

"It's just a tremendous affimration that Dubuque is a sustainable city and will continue to be in the future," Buol said.

Buol, first elected in 2005 and served on the city council for a number of years prior, began his public service on a platform of “engaging citizens as partners,” something that quickly turned into a sustainability effort for the city.

His term ends this year. Read more about Mayor Buol's tenure here.

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Taylor Vessel

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