Due to renovations some offices have moved, please check the City Hall Move page for more information.
  • Get Connected

    You won’t want to miss this free resource fair designed to help you get connected. Over 30 organizations will be available to inform you about their services. Need a home improvement loan? Jobs? School? Take advantage of this opportunity and join us on May 6.

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  • Pick Up Your Tiny Trees!

    Pickup Date & Time: Saturday, April 29 from 8:00 a.m. - Noon.

    NEW Pick Up Location: Polk County River Place, 2309 Euclid Ave, Des Moines

    All tree orders are bagged and labelled for each resident. You are guaranteed to receive your trees no matter what time you arrive.

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  • 2017 State of the City

    “Last year was another banner year for our community, with construction activity surpassing the previous year’s records and topping many charts of accomplishments.” – City Manager Scott Sanders

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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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Contact Information


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  • Joshua Barr
  • Des Moines Civil and Human Rights Director / LGBTQ Liaison
  • Argonne Armory Building
  • 602 Robert D. Ray Drive
    Des Moines, IA 50309
  • (T) (515) 283-4284
  • Email
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  • Nekesha Palmer
  • Human Rights Specialist
  • Argonne Armory Building
  • 602 Robert D Ray Drive
    Des Moines, IA 50309
  • (T) (515) 237-1483
  • Email
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  • Eric Scott
  • Human Rights Specialist
  • Argonne Armory Building
  • 602 Robert D Ray Drive
    1st Floor
    Des Moines, IA 50309
  • (T) (515) 237-1455
  • Email
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  • Emily Cohen
  • Human Rights Specialist
  • Argonne Armory Building
  • 602 Robert D Ray Drive
    1st Floor - North End
    Des Moines, IA 50309
  • (T) (515) 237-1458
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  • Doug Philiph
  • Staff Legal Counsel
  • Argonne Armory Building
  • 602 Robert D Ray Drive
    1st Floor
    Des Moines, IA 50309
  • (T) (515) 283-4121
  • Email
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