Dublin: The Making of a City

To celebrate 40 years of Cityhood, the City of Dublin produced a documentary that explores the community effort that led to Dublin becoming a city in 1982. Dublin: The Making of a City centers around the City’s founding principle: the community of unincorporated Dublin wanted more for its residents 40 years ago.  

You’ll learn about the first City Council, and the battles with neighboring cities as Dublin laid its foundation. It’s a story of a small town that grew to a global community, a process that involved civic pride, substantial economic growth, and the welcoming of diverse backgrounds. 

Hear first-hand experience from election night, take a journey through Dublin’s early years, and learn more about where you call home.  

First City Council for the City of Dublin, 1982