In early December, Greater Dubuque Development received recognition from two separate regional organizations for our Workforce Solutions team. The Mid-America Economic Development Council (MAEDC) selected our Career Services Visit initiative as the winner of the “Best in the Midwest” in the Workforce Development category at the 2019 Economic Development Awards ceremony held December 9th at the Intercontinental Hotel in Chicago, Illinois. This prestigious award considered programs in 12 states in communities with populations over 50,000. Kristin Dietzel, Vice President of Workforce Solutions, accepted the award on behalf of Greater Dubuque Development. The awards are part of the annual Mid-America Competitiveness Conference and Site Selector Forum held by MAEDC.
The Tri-State Human Resource Association (TRIHRA) recognized Anna Roling, Workforce Solutions Coordinator, as their 2019 Human Resources Professional of the Year on December 9th. The award recognizes a TRIHRA member who has consistently been a strategic leader in the workplace and has actively contributed to the TRIHRA organization and community. Anna has years of experience in Human Resources, beyond her time at Greater Dubuque Development. Her expertise extends to payroll, accounts payable, management, and recruiting—her knowledge of and enthusiasm for the field makes her an invaluable asset to the Greater Dubuque team. Anna is an active member of the TRIHRA community and currently serves as their Treasurer. We are proud of the award-winning programs and team we have in place to keep the Greater Dubuque area competitive in recruiting, retaining, and developing talent today and in the future.