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  • 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

  • City Council Meeting

    Nov 17, 4:30 PM

  • Greater Des Moines Sister Cities Commission Meeting

    Nov 18, 5:00 PM

  • 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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  • Change Your Clock-Change Your Battery and Add a Smoke Alarm
  • October 31, 2014
  • Notice of Prescribed Burns for Park Properties for the Week of October 28
  • October 28, 2014
  • Des Moines Parks and Recreation will conduct controlled burns this week the following locations: … Daily burn locations will be determined based on weather and wind conditions. We will also be posting notifications of our burns on Facebook ( and Twitter (@desmoinesparks).

  • Media Tour of Municipal Service Center
  • October 27, 2014
  • The Public Information Office and the Engineering Department will provide the Media with a photo opportunity to tour and photograph the new Municipal Service Center this afternoon at 3PM before the dedication event begins at 4pm.

  • Flashboards to be Removed on the Des Moines River Next Week
  • October 24, 2014
  • The City of Des Moines will be removing the flashboards on the Center Street Dam on Thursday, October 30 beginning at 8:00 a.m. Boaters on the Des Moines River and at Birdland Marina should be advised that water levels will be lower for 24 to 36 hours beginning at approximately 6:00 pm on Wednesday, October 29.