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  • Neighborhood Revitalization Board

    Aug 06, 5:00 PM

  • Plan & Zoning Commission Meeting

    Aug 07, 6:00 PM

  • City Council Meeting

    Aug 11, 4:30 PM

  • Greater Des Moines Sister Cities Commission Meeting

    Aug 12, 5:00 PM

  • Access Advisory Board

    Aug 20, 12:00 PM

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

    Check out these summer reading events at the Des Moines Public Library


    Des Moines Public Library Summer Reading Programs

  • Rain Barrel Give-Away

    The City of Des Moines is giving residents a chance at winning a Rain Barrel! All you have to do is complete the short online survey to enter for your chance to win. There will be 3 lucky winners announced the week of August 11th. Good luck and thanks for participating. The deadline to complete the survey is August 10th.



  • 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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  • #1 Up-and-Coming Downtown

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


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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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  • July 30, 2014
  • Unattended candle spreads fire to floor and wall before being extinguished.

  • July 30, 2014
  • Anhydrous Ammonia tank leaks at CO-OP in Boone.

  • The Greater Des Moines Sister Cities Commission to Host Dinner for Visiting Students from Iowa's Sister City of Shijiazhuang, China
  • July 22, 2014
  • The Greater Des Moines Sister Cities Commission will host a farewell picnic dinner on Thursday, July 24th for 19 students from Iowa's Sister City of Shijiazhuang, China which is the capital of Iowa's Sister State of Hebei, China.

  • SW 9th Corridor Plan Update Meeting
  • July 21, 2014
  • The City of Des Moines in collaboration with Friends of SW 9th are hosting a SW 9th Corridor Plan update meeting on Thursday July 24, 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.

  • Mayor Cownie Meets with President Obama for Climate Preparedness and Resilience Task Force
  • July 18, 2014
  • Mayor Cownie represented the City of Des Moines on the Task Force for Climate Preparedness and Resilience this past week at the White House. The Task Force, made up of 26 governors, mayors, and county and tribal officials from across the country; to advise the President on how the federal government can best help American communities deal with the effects of climate change. Today, the Task Force came to the White House for their fourth and final meeting, and will give the President final recommendations this fall.