Applying For Membership
Individuals serving on Boards and Commissions play an important role in advising the City Council on matters of interest to our community and its future.
How to Apply
The City Clerk's Office accepts applications for any Board or Commission at any time, and the application stays active for one year from the date of receipt in the Clerk's Office. Applicants must be a resident of the City of Dubuque. Some boards and commissions may require compliance with the State of Iowa Gender Balance Law.
If you are interested in applying for a vacancy on a Board or Commission, please complete the on-line application or print this application.
Saving your progress:
It is recommended to save your progress while working on the online application form.
To return to a saved application:
1. Go to www.cityofdubuque.org
2. At the top of the page, click "Site Tools"
3. From the drop down menu select "My Account"
4. Log in using the username/email and password used when saving the application
5. Select "Forms Center" on the left
6. Find "Saved Progress" to complete the application
To print a PDF of these tips click here.
Submitting a Hard-Copy Application
If completing a hard-copy, printed application (instead of an online application) please submit a printed hard copy of your application via mail or fax to:
City Clerk's Office
50 W. 13th St.
Dubuque, IA 52001
If you have questions, contact the City Clerk's Office at 563.589.4120 or click here.
At the appropriate regularly scheduled meeting, applications will be submitted to the City Council for their review and applicants are encouraged to address the Council stating their reasons for wanting to serve on this particular Board or Commission.
Applicants will be advised when the application is being presented. Appointment to the Board or Commission will be made at a later meeting. Applicants will then be notified as to the outcome of the Council's action.
If not appointed at that time, this application will be resubmitted, as needed, as long as the application is active (unless the applicant advises they are no longer interested).