“My record shows I reduced the debt, settled several outstanding lawsuits and had no lawsuits filed against the City of Dyersville during my term.”
Alvin has been married to his wife, Laura, for over 30 years and has three children, one daughter-in-law, and four grandchildren.
Haas graduated from Monticello Community High School in 1966 and the University of Northern Iowa in 1971, earning an Industrial Arts teaching degree. In 1976, he attended the University of Northern Iowa graduate school, where he majored in political science.
He is a veteran of the United States Air Force, and he has taught school at Hempstead High School in Dubuque as well as Dyersville Beckman Catholic High School in Dyersville. He is co-owner and operator of an environmental consulting business and a real estate investment company.
Alvin is a member of the Dyersville American Legion, a former member of the Dyersville Board of Adjustment, and he served as Dyersville's mayor from 2014 to 2015.
Alvin enjoys helping others and serving the community.
“I worked to promote economic development by working with the DEDC on Phase 2 of the industrial park expansion as well as assisting Plum Creek Archery in their move downtown.”
- Downtown revitalization
- Encourage and support new bars and restaurants
- Increase support to existing bars and restaurants
- Make all buildings on main street handicap accessible
- Promote and move forward with building a bridge to connect 12th and 13th Avenues
- Increase spending on infrastructure, developing a balance between what we want (e.g., trails, parks) with what we need (e.g., sewers, water lines, sidewalks, streets)
Some issues for a possible vote:
- Trail expansion
- Side-by-sides on City streets
- Parking lots at City expense
- Slow the growth of debt and reduce current debt
- Keep Dyersville out of lawsuits and settle the ones currently filed against the City
- Work to promote good relationships with surrounding communities
- Increase the community's trust in the police chief and police department
- Be accessible to all citizens, ensure the agenda is clear and understandable, and reopen work sessions
“I worked with residential developers to increase the number of building lots and worked very hard to promote and improve our relationships with those communities that surround Dyersville.”
How to help
Donations can be mailed to:
Alvin Haas for Mayor
c/o Dave Kramer
104 5th St. SE
Dyersville, Iowa 52040
“I increased transparency and openness in our City government, promoted community improvements like the expansion of our sidewalk/trail system, put cameras on all of our police officers, and hired a new parks and rec director.”
If you download the forms:
Print them out, fill them in, sign, and return to
720 Central Ave
Dubuque, IA 52001
If you have questions about the forms, call the county auditor's office at 563-589-4457