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Urban Design Review Board Meeting

Tuesday, April 21 7:30 AM

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Meetings
  • Park and Recreation Board Meeting

    Apr 28, 5:00 PM

  • City Council Meeting

    May 04, 4:30 PM

  • Neighborhood Revitalization Board

    May 06, 5:00 PM

  • Plan & Zoning Commission Meeting

    May 07, 6:00 PM

  • Greater Des Moines Sister Cities Commission Meeting

    May 12, 5:00 PM

Activities
  • AViD 2015

    It's the 2015 season of the popular Authors Visiting in Des Moines (AViD) series from the Des Moines Public Library. All AViD author events are free and open to the public.

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  • Earth Day Trash Bash 2015

    On Friday, April 24, 2015 (Rain Date April 27) Earth Day will kick-off with a Bash downtown including sponsor & volunteer recognition, team introductions and educational booths. Register your team today and become one of the 1,200 volunteers at more than 40 project locations. Registration ends March 27!

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  • Run With Police on Saturday May 16th

    Join us for the First Annual Run With Police on Saturday May 16th, 10AM starting in the 100 blk. of E. Court Avenue right outside of the Des Moines Police Station, and finishing back at the station. This is a timed 5K race/run/walk event which benefits Special Olympics of Iowa and also recognizes National Police Week.

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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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  • Council Proclamations at 4:15 PM today
  • April 20, 2015
  • PROCLAMATIONS at 4:15 PM today at the City Council meeting will include …

  • City Receives 38th “Excellence in Financial Reporting” Award
  • April 20, 2015
  • The City Finance Department has received its 38th Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA). The award is the highest form of recognition in governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.

  • City Receives 38th “Excellence in Financial Reporting” Award
  • April 17, 2015
  • The City Finance Department has received its 38th Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA). The award is the highest form of recognition in governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.

  • Des Moines Appeals DOT Ruling on I-235 Camera
  • April 16, 2015
  • Des Moines City Attorney Jeff Lester filed an appeal today in response to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s ruling … see attachments.

  • Director Retires from Des Moines Civil and Human Rights Commission
  • April 16, 2015
  • Rudy Simms, Director of the Des Moines Civil and Human Rights Commission has announced his retirement effective Friday, April 24th; after nine years of service