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Urban Design Review Board Meeting

Tuesday, October 21 7:30 AM

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  • Park and Recreation Board Meeting

    Oct 28, 5:00 PM

  • City Council Meeting

    Nov 03, 4:30 PM

  • Neighborhood Revitalization Board

    Nov 05, 5:00 PM

  • Plan & Zoning Commission Meeting

    Nov 06, 6:00 PM

  • Greater Des Moines Sister Cities Commission Meeting

    Nov 11, 5:00 PM

  • You're Invited!

    City Manager Scott Sanders cordially invites you to attend the formal dedication and open house of the Richard A. Clark Municipal Service Center (1551 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway) on Monday, October 27 from 4 - 6 p.m. There will be a short program and refreshments in the Greenwood Room, followed by the opportunity to tour the new building.


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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.


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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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  • Do You Want to Do Business with China?Greater Des Moines Sister Cities Representatives to Attend Trade Conference in China
  • October 17, 2014
  • Small to medium size businesses in central Iowa that dream of expanding into the international market are being offered help from the Greater Des Moines Sister Cities Commission. The commission wants to assist these companies with making trade connections in China. The Greater Des Moines Sister Cities Commission is sending delegates to the 2014 International Investment & Cooperation Fair in Shijiazhuang City, Heibi Province, China.

  • October 16, 2014
  • The Des Moines Fire Department wants to remind the public of the restrictions on leaf or yard waste burning, and recreational fires within the City of Des Moines. Homes and properties recently incorporated within the City of Des Moines are also subject to these restrictions despite living in Warren County.

  • Fire Prevention Week Summary
  • October 11, 2014
  • A document has been published on the Fire Department website that summarizes this past week's activities.

  • October 08, 2014
  • Des Moines Fire Department is joining up with Papa John's Pizza to Deliver Fire Prevention tonight. Pamphlets have been going out with recent pizza deliveries to remind the participating neighborhoods that we will be stopping by tonight during Fire Prevention Week to check their smoke alarms.

  • October 08, 2014
  • The Superhero and Princess 5K and Kids Fun Run on Saturday, October 18 will definitely bring out your inner superhero! Racers are encouraged to run, walk or fly in their favorite action hero or princess costume. All finishers will get a custom made superhero medal. Kah-pow!