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  • City Council Meeting

    Jan 26, 4:30 PM

  • Park and Recreation Board Meeting

    Jan 27, 5:00 PM

  • Neighborhood Revitalization Board

    Feb 04, 5:00 PM

  • Plan & Zoning Commission Meeting

    Feb 05, 6:00 PM

  • City Council Meeting

    Feb 09, 4:30 PM

  • Father Daughter Dance Ticket Information

    Tickets for the annual Father Daughter Dance will be available for purchase online January 5. The dance will be held on February 7 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Science Center of Iowa. Cost is $20 per couple and $5 for each additional daughter. Click below for more info or to volunteer.


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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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  • 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.


    Other Awards & Recognitions

  • 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 Manager Interview Process for Police Chief
  • January 22, 2015
  • The Des Moines City Manager has narrowed the field of applicants for Police Chief to four candidates. These finalists will participate in a series of on-site events beginning Wednesday, January 28 and ending Friday, January 30. The process includes a city tour, public reception and interviews with the city staff, labor representatives, and community stakeholders, City Manager Scott Sanders and the Mayor and City Council.

  • Give Your Input on the SW 9th Corridor Plan Review Tomorrow at 6:00P.M.
  • January 21, 2015
  • The City of Des Moines, in partnership with Friends of SW 9th, is hosting a SW 9th Corridor Plan Review meeting tomorrow, Thursday January 22, in the Parish Hall at Christ the King Church, located at 5711 SW 9th Street. A social hour with free beverages and light appetizers will begin at 6:00 pm with the event starting at 6:30 pm. The purpose of this meeting is to update citizens on recent progress along SW 9th, and to seek resident input on the SW 9th Corridor Plan.

  • Des Moines Fire Department Hosts 92nd Basic Fire Academy Graduation
  • January 16, 2015
  • Today 15 members of the DMFD were recognized for completion of the 92nd Basic Fire Academy.

  • Des Moines Human Rights: America where are we Now? 29th Annual Symposium
  • January 16, 2015
  • The Greater Des Moines Friends of Human Rights, Inc and the Des Moines Civil and Human Rights Commission wants you to mark your calendars for Wednesday, March 18th for the 29th Annual Symposium of the Des Moines Civil and Human Rights Commission: America Where Are We Now? This year’s symposium topics will include:

  • 92nd Fire Academy Graduation
  • January 13, 2015
  • Des Moines Fire Department is hosting a graduation event for the 15 new fire fighters who all recently completed their academy training.