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    Nov 11, 5:00 PM

  • You're Invited!

    City Manager Scott Sanders cordially invites you to attend the formal dedication and open house of the Richard A. Clark Municipal Service Center (1551 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway) on Monday, October 27 from 4 - 6 p.m. There will be a short program and refreshments in the Greenwood Room, followed by the opportunity to tour the new building.


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  • 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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  • Public Invited to Municipal Service Center Dedication and Open House
  • October 21, 2014
  • The public is invited to attend the dedication and open house event for the City’s new Municipal Service Center (MSC), located at 1551 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway on Monday, October 27th from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. At the dedication, the building will be officially named the Richard A. Clark Municipal Service Center after the former City Manager who retired in May, with 41 years of public service at the City of Des Moines.

  • Get Caught Up in “Nature’s Web” at Des Moines Parks and Recreation’s Halloween Hike October 24
  • October 21, 2014
  • You will love this “Merry not Scary” outdoor walk, themed Nature’s Web, on the trail at Four Mile Community Center (3711 Easton Blvd). Along the trail, participants will meet characters that have an educational and fun story to share. Learn about the Garden Spider and Little Miss Muffet as they inform and entertain you outside.

  • Do You Want to Do Business with China?Greater Des Moines Sister Cities Representatives to Attend Trade Conference in China
  • October 17, 2014
  • Small to medium size businesses in central Iowa that dream of expanding into the international market are being offered help from the Greater Des Moines Sister Cities Commission. The commission wants to assist these companies with making trade connections in China. The Greater Des Moines Sister Cities Commission is sending delegates to the 2014 International Investment & Cooperation Fair in Shijiazhuang City, Heibi Province, China.

  • October 16, 2014
  • The Des Moines Fire Department wants to remind the public of the restrictions on leaf or yard waste burning, and recreational fires within the City of Des Moines. Homes and properties recently incorporated within the City of Des Moines are also subject to these restrictions despite living in Warren County.

  • Fire Prevention Week Summary
  • October 11, 2014
  • A document has been published on the Fire Department website that summarizes this past week's activities.