DUBUQUE, Iowa (KWWL) – Dubuque has been named an All-America City for the fifth time since 2007 by the National Civic League.
The award recognizes communities that “leverage civic engagement, collaboration, inclusiveness, and innovation to successfully address local issues.”
“This award recognizes communities that come together to improve their future,” said Roy D. Buol, Mayor of Dubuque. “Being named an All-America City five times in just 12 years affirms that we are making progress and is a tribute to the work of so many people and groups. It also tells the world that Dubuque is a vibrant community that works together to address challenges.”
As part of the competition, several Dubuque residents traveled to Denver to take part in presentations and workshops at the All-America City Awards and Conference.
In a release from the city, “Dubuque’s application focused on the civic infrastructure built on the Inclusive Dubuque network of over 60 partners working to advance justice and social equality.”
Other communities winning the award are: Battle Creek, Michigan; Cornelius, Oregon; Gothenburg, Nebraska; Lancaster, Texas; Mission, Texas; Rancho Cordova, California; Rock Hill, South Carolina; West Hollywood, California; and Wichita, Kansas.