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  • Speak Up DSM

    We want to hear from you #SpeakUpDSM and tell us your priorities for the upcoming budget. Can’t make the meeting watch it LIVE, complete the survey, or participate via mobile interactions.

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  • New Sustainability Partnership

    Des Moines celebrates 10 years of sustainability and a new partnership to continue the work.

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  • Welcome to the City of Des Moines

    A major center for insurance, financial services and publishing, Des Moines has a lot to offer, such as affordable housing, short commute times, a diverse population, and was also recently named one of the best places to live on the Silicon Prairie.

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  • Spotlight on Des Moines

    Gray's Lake Park features the 1,400 foot-long Kruidenier Trail pedestrian bridge and a 1.9 mile trail around the lake. "...Residents can walk, bike, boat or fish -- right in the very heart of downtown," said Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie.

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  • Iowa State Capitol

    The Iowa State Capitol is among the most beautiful state capitols in the country with its 275-foot, 23-karat gold leafed dome anchoring the east end of downtown Des Moines.

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  • East Village

    Historic East Village is an eclectic neighborhood of restored historic properties, beautiful streetscapes, and urban living at the foot of the State Capitol.

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  • World Food Prize

    Des Moines is home to the World Food Prize the foremost international award recognizing the achievements in advancing human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world.

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City of Des Moines' Boards, Commissions, & Committees
 
The City of Des Moines’ Boards, Commissions, and Committees are special groups delegated to consider some matter. Members of these groups are appointed by City Council Members. Below is a list of the groups, many with additional information available on their respective Websites. If you are interested in serving on any of the groups you may apply for appointment using the links above. The Neighborhood Revitalization Board requires completion of a separate application. Most board seats have no special requirement, other than being a citizen of Des Moines. However, some seats require special criteria for members.