• Happy Thanksgiving

    Most City offices will be closed on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 for Thanksgiving. This includes all Des Moines Public Library locations. The libraries will be open again on Saturday. There will be a delay in solid waste collection on Thursday. We wish you a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.


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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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Community Development Boards and Commissions

Community Development supports the following Boards and Commissions in its work. For more details on a Board or Commission, its membership, meeting schedule, agenda, or meeting minutes click on one of the links below.

Board Meeting Schedules

Citizen Odor Board

Enterprise Steering Committee

Historic Preservation Commission Housing Appeals Board Licensing and Appeals Board

Neighborhood Revitalization Board

Plan and Zoning Commission

Power Engineers

Strategic Planning Commission

Zoning Board of Adjustment

Zoning Code Steering Committee

Other City Board and Commissions