Make A Big Difference By Serving On A Dubuque County Board
With Election Day upon us this Tuesday, there's likely to be a sense of relief, fatigue, and perhaps joy should your favorite candidate(s) emerge victorious.
Although much of the mainstream media primarily focuses on Federal offices from the President, Senate, and Congress, the adage that "all politics is local" still rings true.
Our democratic system is built on the premise of participatory government. One of the best ways to participate is by serving on a county board or commission. The Dubuque County Board of Supervisors seeks volunteers to fill current and future vacancies on 12 county boards and commissions. This opens the door for more individuals to serve.
In December, Dubuque Country Supervisors will consider applications from motivated individuals. The county boards and commissions with soon-to-be vacant positions include:
- Board of Health
- Conservation Board
- Disabilities Council
- Eminent Domain Compensation Commission
- Equal Opportunity Committee
- Food Policy Council
- Historic Preservation Commission
- Investment Policy Committee
- Library District Board of Trustees
- Sunnycrest Manor Advisory Board
- Watershed Working Group
- Zoning Board of Adjustment
Having worked with various boards and commissions, I know first-hand the rewards of citizen participation. But mainly, it's a fantastic opportunity for citizen volunteers to positively impact our community.
Severing on a board or commission is a terrific public service opportunity. While also allowing one to learn first-hand about local government and its direct role in people's lives.
Applications are available at the Dubuque County Board of Supervisors and must be submitted by Nov. 30.
Applications may be completed online, downloaded, emailed to Rosanne.Lahr@dubuquecountyiowa.gov, or mailed to the Board of Supervisors, 720 Central Ave., Dubuque, IA 52001.
To learn more, visit dubuquecounty.org.