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Housing Appeals Board Meeting

Wednesday, October 14 5:30 PM

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  • Traffic Safety Committee

    Oct 13, 7:30 AM

  • Greater Des Moines Sister Cities Commission Meeting

    Oct 13, 5:00 PM

  • Plan & Zoning Commission Meeting

    Oct 15, 6:00 PM

  • Access Advisory Board meeting

    Oct 21, 12:00 PM

  • City Council Meeting

    Oct 26, 4:30 PM

  • 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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  • October 13, 2015
  • Des Moines Parks and Recreation is searching for the perfect cover photo our 2015 Report to the Community and it could be yours! Now through October 26, submit your favorite photos of any Des Moines park, trail or any other amenity on the Parks and Recreation Facebook page ( Voting for those photos selected as finalists will begin on November 6 and the winner will be announced November 14.

  • City Week Des Moines Oct 12-16, 2015
  • October 12, 2015
  • Mayor Frank Cownie will kick off “City Week Des Moines” with a proclamation at the beginning of tonight’s City Council meeting. He will be joined by employee representatives. The Iowa League of Cities established the statewide City Week recognition to raise public awareness …

  • City of Des Moines and Shijiazhuang Celebrate 30 Year Anniversary of Sister City Relationship
  • October 12, 2015
  • The City of Des Moines and the City of Shijiazhuang, China will celebrate the 30th Anniversary of their Sister City relationship on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 with an official Signing Ceremony for the renewal of their agreement. A Shijiazhuang delegation will arrive on Wednesday and will participate in a series of events.

  • Ready, Set, Snow-MEDIA EVENT
  • October 09, 2015
  • The media is invited to the Department of Public Works snow removal equipment display event at the Public Works Supply Yard. Jonathan Gano, Public Works Director and Sara Thies, Street Maintenance Administrator will be available to explain the City’s strategies and plans for snow removal this winter.

  • October 09, 2015
  • Beginning Thursday , October 15th , S.E. 34th Street at the Union Pacific Railroad tracks will be permanently closed. This closure is part of an agreement between the City of Des Moines and Union Pacific Railroad, approved by City Council on September 23, 2013, which provided for the permanent closures of three public at-grade street crossings: Hull Avenue, Scott Avenue, and SE 34th Street.