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Meetings
  • Neighborhood Revitalization Board

    Sep 03, 5:00 PM

  • Plan & Zoning Commission Meeting

    Sep 04, 6:00 PM

  • City Council Meeting

    Sep 08, 4:30 PM

  • Greater Des Moines Sister Cities Commission Meeting

    Sep 09, 5:00 PM

  • Access Advisory Board

    Sep 17, 12:00 PM

Activities
  • 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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  • #1 Up-and-Coming Downtown

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

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

    Check out what's going on at your library.

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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 Public Works Director, Pat Kozitza Announces Retirement
  • August 29, 2014
  • City of Des Moines Public Works Director, Pat Kozitza, has announced his retirement effective December 31, 2014. Kozitza has been employed by the City of Des Moines for 38 years and served as Deputy Public Works Director from 1985 until he became Director in September 2012.

  • PLANT DONATIONS NEEDED FOR THE16TH ANNUAL FALL PERENNIAL DIVIDE
  • August 29, 2014
  • Des Moines Parks and Recreation is requesting the public’s help in beautifying and enhancing public land in the city through the donation of perennial plants from their personal gardens. Community organizations such as schools, shelters, community centers and neighborhood associations will benefit from the plants. The grounds of River Woods Elementary School, Bidwell Riverside, Riverview Butterfly Garden and other non-profits throughout the city planted …

  • Flood Control Operations 8:15 AM
  • August 29, 2014
  • Recent rainfall in the Raccoon River basin, combined with last night’s rain, has increased river levels on the Raccoon River. The following is a summary of the current Raccoon River level along with associated road closures:

  • NEIGHBORHOOD FLOWER PROGRAM ORDERS DUE SEPTEMBER 5
  • August 28, 2014
  • Des Moines Neighborhood Associations are now being asked to plan their 2015 public flower gardens. Requests from the Parks and Recreation department for free plants are due Friday, September 5. These are for use in designated right-of-way areas.

  • Great Western Trail Closure Extended
  • August 22, 2014
  • The Great Western Trail has been closed with no signed detour route as of Monday August 18th. Due to recent rains the Great Western Trail closure will be extended through next week. The contractor is anticipating paving the new trail beginning Monday, August 25th and will have the trail open to the public by Friday August 29th