• AViD 2014

    It's Raining Authors!

    The 2014 season of the popular Authors Visiting in Des Moines (AViD) series from the Des Moines Public Library. All AViD author events are free and open to the public.

    News

    More Info

  • 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.

    News

    More Info

  • 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.

    News

    View Article

  • One of the Best Cities for Jobs

    Des Moines ranks #2 on Forbes 2012 list of Best Cities for Jobs.

    News

    Read the article

  • Ash Tree Insect Alert

    Information and educational links about emerald ash borer (EAB) are presented here so city residents can be informed about the city’s plans to treat and remove public ash trees, and so they can make plans to manage ash trees on private property.

    News

    More Info

  • 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.

    News

    More Info

  • 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.

    News

    More Info

  • 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.

    News

    More Info

City of Des Moines 2011 Performance Report


The 2011 Performance Report outlines the City of Des Moines' service efforts and accomplishments for 2011. The sections of the report are based on the City of Des Moines Goal Statements. The report includes performance measures, benchmarks, census data, spending levels, and the results of the a resident and business survey to reach a general understanding of the City's performance.


For Executive Summary in Spanish: Haga clic aquí para leer un informe ejecutivo en español del Informe de rendimiento 2011.


Submit a comment about the Performance Reports or a suggestion as to how we can improve future versions.