Since 1970, the Telegraph Herald First Citizen Award has honored and celebrated men and women who have given of themselves to serve their community and make the Dubuque area a better place in which to live, work and play.

Recipients have been philanthropists, volunteers and servant leaders. The 2022 First Citizen Award recipient, John Schmidt, is all three.

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