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Burbach Named Assistant City Manager

Dubuque City Manager Mike Van Milligen has named Cori Burbach assistant city manager. Burbach has served as the City’s sustainable community coordinator since September 2009. Her appointment follows an internal search and fills the assistant city manager vacancy created in June when Cindy Steinhauser accepted the city manager position in Frankfort, KY.

As assistant city manager, she assists the city manager in directing the day-to-day operations of the City government, acts as city manager in his absence, and exercises general supervision over all functions and activities of the City when acting for the city manager.

As Dubuque’s sustainable community coordinator, Burbach has been responsible for implementation of the community’s sustainability strategic plan, public education and engagement, local business support, grant application and administration, budget management, and technical analysis and implementation of sustainable practices for City departments. She also facilitated community engagement and development of new programs and community initiatives including creation of the Resilient Community Advisory Commission.

Burbach holds a master of public administration degree with a focus on city management and planning from the University of Delaware and a bachelor of arts degree in public administration with a minor in family services from the University of Northern Iowa. She is a member of the Urban Sustainability Directors Network, STAR Communities Steering Committee, International City/County Management Association, and Dubuque Young Professionals.


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