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COMMUNITY-BUILDING | SMALL ORGANIZATION (1 employee)
I first learned about the effort to repurpose the St. Mary’s campus in early 2014, from a couple of community leaders who knew I was passionate about community development projects. At that point, this group had just saved the landmark former church and soaring steeple from being plowed over as a parking lot, and they were just starting to gather a shared vision of what this block of downtown Dubuque could be. They took me on a tour inside the then vacant church, which I had not visited since I was a kid. The beauty of that former church made me certain that this was a place worth saving.
Right off the bat, the group had community meetings and incorporated the public in what would be the most beneficial use of the space. I was invited to join the marketing committee of this campus/project. Our committee came up with the name, Steeple Square, and I contributed the logo design along with the look of so many design pieces since. In a short few years, the project and the progress has been so inspiring… it’s given the community some of the resources it needs most, and the passion and enthusiasm of everyone involved is truly infectious.