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  • February 21st Customer Service Meeting

    Have you called or visited with a City staff person in the last year? We want to hear from you! The City is working on a plan to make its interactions with the public more customer friendly. Join us Feb. 21st at 5:30 PM at 1551 E. MLK, Jr. Pkwy and share your thoughts and ideas!

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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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  • 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
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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
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