DUBUQUE – Mayor Roy Buol delivered his 2014 State of the City Address at the Grand River Center Wednesday night. The clear theme of his speech was the importance of partnership: citizens coming together on projects to create a bright future for Dubuque. He cited examples like the Bee Branch Creek Watershed Mitigation Project, the Washington Neighborhood revitalization, and the updated Millwork District on 1oth and Jackson.
Phil Wagner, assistant director of economic development for the city, spoke with LCTV about the developments in the Millwork District, saying:
“All different things came together, whether from the construction side or the ultimate tenant side of this building. That all really coalesced and made this building what it is today.”
In addition to the mayor’s address, the State of the City event featured a networking dinner and a multimedia presentation highlighting aspects of the city. Attendees included city council members and other city workers, law enforcement officials, local business owners and future young professionals of Dubuque. The event was put on by the Chamber of Commerce.