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Comprehensive Plan Public Input Meeting

Tuesday, March 3 6:00 PM

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  • Neighborhood Revitalization Board

    Mar 04, 5:00 PM

  • Plan & Zoning Commission Meeting

    Mar 05, 6:00 PM

  • City Council Meeting

    Mar 09, 4:30 PM

  • Greater Des Moines Sister Cities Commission Meeting

    Mar 10, 5:00 PM

  • Access Advisory Board meeting

    Mar 18, 12:00 PM

  • PlanDSM

    Public Meetings will be held from 6:00 - 8:00 PM on:

    February 24 - Municipal Service Center

    February 26 - Polk County River Place

    March 3 - Des Moines Public Library Downtown

    March 10 - Polk County River Place


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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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  • Des Moines Public Library Annual Report

    Read all about the GREAT CONNECTIONS the Des Moines Public Library has made over the past year - by providing a great collection, outstanding programs, and excellent customer service - to Des Moines residents and beyond.


    DMPL Annual Report

  • 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.


    Other Awards & Recognitions

  • 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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  • March 02, 2015
  • Magic Camps were created for anyone who likes to have fun. Participants will spend two days learning from professional magician Lee Cole on how to entertain and amaze your friends, family and classmates. Designed for ages 8-15, cost is $40 for each 2-day class location. All magic materials are provided. The two sessions will be held at two different locations. To register, sign up online at

  • Des Moines Civil and Human Rights Presents Business and Citizen Awards
  • March 02, 2015
  • The Des Moines Civil and Human Rights Commission is pleased to announce this year’s recipients of the Human Rights Award for Business and Industry and the prestigious Mary Louise Smith Award. These awards will be presented at the Commission’s 29th Annual Symposium on Wednesday, March 18th during a special luncheon over the noon hour. This year’s symposium will take place at Des Moines University Student Education Center, 3200 Grand Avenue. Registration for the symposium and the awards luncheon are both free to the public …

  • Two More Public Input Meetings for Plan DSM- Creating Our Tomorrow
  • March 02, 2015
  • PlanDSM – Creating Our Tomorrow, the 3-year planning effort by the City has begun and citizens have two more opportunities, tomorrow and next Tuesday, to design their future Des Moines. Input has already been gathered from the northeast (Ward 2) and southeast (Ward 4) sections of the city. Come voice your thoughts! New growth and investment in the city’s more than 350 acres of land acquired in the south and eastern annexation is …

  • February 27, 2015
  • The Park and Recreation Department has announced that due to the deep frost and snow cover that winter gravesite decorations placed by friends and relatives memorializing loved ones in its seven municipal cemeteries, it has extended the spring cleanup deadline. City policy requires that, under normal circumstances, the public remove their winter decorations they would like to keep prior to the commencement of staff cleanup the first week in March. This year’s deadline for removal by citizens has been postponed to Sunday, March 15, with

  • Public Open House for Greenwood Park Improvements
  • February 27, 2015
  • Public Open House for Greenwood Park Improvement Projects The public is invited to an open house on Wednesday, March 4 at from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Des Moines Art Center. At this time, attendees have the chance to learn more about the various projects that will be underway at Greenwood Park during 2015 including: