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Monday, December 22 9:00 AM

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Meetings
  • City Council Meeting

    Dec 22, 4:30 PM

  • Park and Recreation Board Meeting

    Dec 23, 5:00 PM

  • Neighborhood Revitalization Board

    Jan 07, 5:00 PM

  • City Council Meeting

    Jan 12, 4:30 PM

  • Greater Des Moines Sister Cities Commission Meeting

    Jan 13, 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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  • City of Des Moines Announces Public Works Director Candidates Public Reception for Candidates December 17, 2014
  • December 15, 2014
  • The City of Des Moines will host a public reception to meet the three candidates Bruce Braun, Jonathan Gano and Greg Parker selected as finalists for the City’s Public Works Director position. City Manager Scott Sanders and Des Moines City Council will be in attendance.

  • Town Hall Meeting TOMORROW on FY2016 Budget
  • December 15, 2014
  • The City of Des Moines is inviting all residents to a Town Hall Meeting on the city budget for fiscal year 2015-2016. There will be a presentation on what actions will be taken to close the remaining projected budget gap and other proposals under consideration. Staff from City departments will be available to answer any questions that you may have on City operations. Public comments will be sought at the meeting. The meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m

  • Added Burn Thursday December 11th Notice of Park Property Prescribed Burns This Week
  • December 11, 2014
  • ADDED BURN THURSDAY DECEMBER 11th - Des Moines Parks and Recreation will conduct controlled burns the week of December 8 at the following locations:

  • Ice Rescue Training at Gray's Lake
  • December 09, 2014
  • Fire fighters will be training at Gray's Lake tonight from 6-8pm. Night operations on thin ice.

  • Candles Catch Basement on Fire
  • December 09, 2014
  • Fire fighters were dispatched to 2137 Des Moines St just after 10 pm Monday night on a house fire.