Economic prosperity includes 31 recommendations across 7 sub-categories: Food, Empowerment, Arts and Culture, Preservation, Safety, Health, and Recreation. The bar chart below highlights the status of the 31 recommendations. Scroll down to the Recommendation Tracker for details. Status information reflects the community's work toward each recommendation.

- Data will be updated bi-annually to align with Council Reports -

Recommendation tracker

Food

RECOMMENDATIONS - AT A GLANCE

Increase institutional use of local foods - C1a
Support food production spaces, Community-Supported Agriculture - C1b
Network with other “food cities” - C1c
Integrate healthy food and education in recreational programming - C1d
Consider food access as an element of City transit systems - C1e
Harvest local solid waste for compost - C1f
Support front yard food gardening - C1g


RECOMMENDATIONS - DETAILS & STATUS

Colleges, institutions - consider purchasing from more than one contracted vendor to increase local purchasing. C1a - Coordinator: Brittany Demezier, demezier@iastate.edu

► Status: Getting Started

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Support food production spaces & establishment of Community Supported Agriculture; make City land available for food production. C1b - Coordinator: Cori Burbach, cburbach@cityofdubuque.org

► Status: Getting Started

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Communicate with other “food cities” to share ideas as this (C1b) develops in Dubuque. C1c - Coordinator: Gina Bell, gbell@cityofdubuque.org

► Status: Need Resources

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Recreation programming can have cooking classes addressing social (food insecurity/cost), educational (enhanced learning) and cultural (inclusion, communication) needs. C1d - Coordinator: Dan Kroger, dkroger@cityofdubuque.org

► Status: Getting Started

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Consider food access as an objective of the City's transit systems. C1e

► Status: Underway

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Evaluate whether local solid waste can begin to incorporate a compost component, similar to Des Moines, that would provide a source of compost for local gardens & production. C1f - Coordinator: Ken Miller, kmiller@cityofdubuque.org

► Status: Need Resources

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Consider an active policy supporting front yard food gardening. C1g - Coordinator: Mary Rose Corrigan, mcorriga@cityofdubuque.org

► Status: Getting Started

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Empowerment
Arts + Culture
Preservation
Safety
Health
Recreation

QUESTIONS + INFORMATION

Please contact Jason Duba with the City of Dubuque
jduba@cityofdubuque.org
(563) 589-4223