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  • Firefigher Applications

    Firefighter applications are being accepted until 8/11/2016. Application and packet are available via the link below.

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  • Tour DM Parks

    This July we are celebrating National Parks and Recreation Month in a new and exciting way by inviting residents to get out and to take a tour of our parks, trails and facilities. We have designated 31 locations Participants who visit the most spots are then eligible to compete to win prizes from Honey Creek Resort, the Iowa Cubs and more!

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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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Vision


We aspire to be the city of choice for ourselves and future generations - beautiful, clean and safe.

 

We will achieve our vision through a healthy economy, strong businesses, vital neighborhoods, excellent schools, a vibrant
downtown, and extensive recreational and cultural opportunities.

 

We will preserve our City's friendly, hometown atmosphere and celebrate the diversity of its people.

 

We require innovative governance that is accessible, accountable, and efficient with a system of funding that is fair, affordable, and stable.
 

City of Des Moines Goal Statements