The Dubuque County Historical Society (DCHS) has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2023 honor by Iowa Top Workplaces. This award is based entirely on feedback from an employee engagement survey administered by Energage LLC and celebrates organizations that prioritize a people-centered culture. The confidential survey measures factors that are critical to the success of any organization, including meaningfulness of work, work-life balance, company values, inclusivity, and innovation.

“Earning a Top Workplaces award is a badge of honor for companies, especially because it comes authentically from their employees,” said Eric Rubino, Energage CEO. “That's something to be proud of.”

DCHS, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit institution, operates the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium and the Mathias Ham Historic Site. DCHS employs over 150 staff and receives generous support from nearly 300 volunteers as daily greeters and at special events. Education staff reach more than 12,000 school-aged children a year through various programs, and more than 3.5 million guests from all 50 states and 70 countries have visited the River Museum campus.

“DCHS recognizes the value of belonging in the workplace, and we celebrate each staff member’s uniqueness— not only as employees, but as people,” said Kristen Leffler, Staff Resource & Engagement Manager. “To receive an award rooted exclusively in employee feedback is a true honor, and a testament to our efforts of creating an inclusive workplace that welcomes and appreciates the diverse voices of our organization.”