Dubuque Regional Airport



Airport Staff
The Dubuque Regional Airport is owned by the City of Dubuque and operated and managed by an Airport Commission as a department of the City of Dubuque.

Five Airport Commissioners are appointed by the Dubuque's City Council for terms of four years to operate and manage the airport. An Airport Manager, hired by the Airport Commission, handles the daily operations. The Airport Commission meets once a month or more as necessary and the public is welcome to attend. Agendas for these meetings are available 24 hours in advance of each meeting. The Airport currently has three standing taskforces to assist the Airport Manager in the areas of air service development, advertising and general aviation.

Airport Facts
The Dubuque Regional Airport is located 8.5 miles south of Dubuque off Hwy 61 South and consists of more than 1,100 acres. The Operations Department is on duty 24 hours daily. The Dubuque Regional Airport is equipped with an Air Traffic Control Tower that operates from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. The Dubuque Regional Airport is certified under Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) Part 139 which prescribes the rules governing the certification and operation of land airports.

What We Do
As the airport's landlord, the Commission rents space and assesses fees and charges to the airlines and businesses that provide goods and services to the traveling public and to business and military users of the airport.

All administration, operations, secretarial, maintenance and line service workers are employed by the City of Dubuque, 50 West 13th Street, Dubuque, IA 52001. Employment inquires can be made to the City of Dubuque Human Resource Department at 563-589-4125.

Additional employment may be available with airlines, concessionaires, charter service providers, aircraft maintenance and other business on the Airport. Inquiries should be directed to those companies.

The Dubuque Airport Commission Mission Statement is: To provide quality, viable, competitive airport services and facilities while promoting sustainable economic development within the region.

Five members appointed by the City Council to four-year terms.


  • 4:00 p.m.
  • Fourth Monday of each month
  • Conference Room, Dubuque Regional Airport

Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings.
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Minutes are available following approval.
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To have and exercise the powers to manage, control, and operate the Dubuque Regional Airport of the City, except that such Commission shall not have the power to sell such Airport.

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Contact Us:

Robert A. Grierson, A.A.E.
Dubuque Regional Airport Manager

Todd Dalsing
Dubuque Regional Airport Operations & Maintenance Supervisor

Cheryl Sheldon
Dubuque Regional Airport Accountant

Karin Spisak
Dubuque Regional Airport Marketing Coordinator

Gordon Vetsch
Dubuque Jet Center Supervisor

Timothy Furlong
Dubuque Jet Center Assistant Supervisor

Or you can write the Airport at:
Dubuque Regional Airport
11000 Airport Road
Dubuque, IA 52003

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