• 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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  • #1 Up-and-Coming Downtown

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

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  • One of the Best Places for Business and Careers

    Forbes magazine has recognized Des Moines as one of the best places for business and careers in their 2014 rating of communities. This includes cost of doing business, job growth, and education as factors.

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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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  • Re-Discover the Coolest Place in Town: Your Library!

    Check out what's going on at your library.

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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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Purpose

To evaluate, recommend, and effect policies and procedures that protect the City against accidental loss which, in the aggregate during any financial period, would significantly affect personnel, property, the budget, or the ability of City departments to continue to fulfill their responsibilities to taxpayers and the public.


Risk Management Responsibilities

The functions of the Risk Management Division are: (1) to systematically and continuously identify loss exposures and analyze these exposures in terms of frequency and severity probabilities and (2) apply sound risk control procedures and financing of risk consistent with the City's financial resources.

 

The Risk Management division of the Finance department is here to serve you Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  Please see our Holiday Schedule for recognized Holiday closings.  We can be reached by phone at (515) 283-4228. Our fax number is (515) 237-1668.  Please feel free to email us 24 hours a day.