• Best City for Young Professionals

    City Award - Best City for Young Professionals. Des Moines tops the list for the Best City for Young Professionals. Factors such as local unemployment rates, job growth projections and median salaries of 24 - 34 year old employed college grads.

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  • September is Library Card Month

    Where in the world is DMPL?

    Check out this contest to celebrate Library Card Month!

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  • Des Moines Named #1 Up and Coming City for Food

    Women’s Health and Yelp teamed up to find the best of the best and Des Moines tops their list of “5 Best Up and Coming Cities for Food” . “Des Moines isn't just a presidential-hopeful pit stop—it's practically a foodie paradise.”

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  • #1 Up-and-Coming Downtown

    Fortune magazine names Des Moines number one "up-and-coming" downtown.

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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 Television (DMTV)

Des Moines Television Cable Channel 7.1 and 7.2 on Mediacom

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The City of Des Moines' cable channel is on the Mediacom in the basic tier of service on channel 7.1 and 7.2.  Des Moines Television Cable Channel 7.1 and 7.2, D-M-T-V is owned by the City of Des Moines government and operated by the Public Information Office. It is NOT a public access cable channel and is subject ONLY to the policies and guidelines established by the City.


The municipal cable channel facilities and programming operate under the jurisdiction of the Des Moines City Council. Responsibility for programming lies with the Public Information Office under the direction of the City Manager's Office. Day to day operation of the channel is under the direction of the Chief Communications Officer.

Popular DMTV Shows

City Spotlight with Frank Cownie (Opens in New Window)
City Spotlight with Mayor Frank Cownie:
Mayor Frank Cownie highlights the artistic culture in Des Moines. He tours the city interviewing artists and organizations that promote and produce arts in all of its various forms. Enjoy one-on-one talks with musicians, sculptors, cartoonists, dancers and everything in between. Also learn about the greening of our city and get tips on being green. A new edition of the half hour show is produced each month.

City Talk with Amelia Morris (Opens in New Window)City Talk with Amelia Morris: City Talk is DMTV’s show about the services and programs provided to you by local government. Each month the host, Amelia Hamilton Morris, the City’s Chief Communications Officer, visits with a different department in city government to share information about city services, programs, projects and activities provided to this community. From the airport to the zoo, from economic development to public works find out what is going on in the city.

Community Impact with Larry Hulse (Opens in New Window)Community Impact with Larry Hulse: Community Impact produced the city’s Community Development Department is packed with information every resident should know. Host Larry Hulse, Community Development Director, and guests from the public and private sectors share news and information that impact everything in the community from building permits to development plans, low income housing to community service projects.

Talk Around Town with Richard Clark (Opens in New Window)Talk Around Town with City Manager Rick Clark: City Manager Richard Clark presents informative and entertaining progress reports on the 12 goals for improvements in our community that have been established by the Des Moines City Council. The exciting transformation of the Des Moines’ landscape is under the watchful eye of the city staff that works continuously to meet and exceed these goals which are designed to grow this community and improve the quality of life. Each month on the program, the city manager talks to business leaders, movers and shakers, industrialists and others who have a hand in building this city. Watch “Talk Around Town” for updates on the progress being made toward achieving the 12 Council Goals for the city.