Category: News Release

"Active engagement by many partners wins the day."
—Tim Lane

Community Rallies Around Mental Health Conversation

Media contact: Emilee Richardson Director of Marketing & Public Relations 515-274-6868 ext. 233 / 515-657-1765 (cell) emilee.richardson@sciowa.org DES MOINES, IA: If there was any question about the appetite for more dialogue around mental health in Iowa, the answer is clear: Since announcing its latest traveling exhibition, Mental Health: Mind Matters, the Science Center of Iowa (SCI) […]

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MENTAL HEALTH: MIND MATTERS EXHIBIT SEEKS TO MAKE IT OKAY TO TALK ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH

DES MOINES, IA: According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 18 percent of American adults live with mental illness. On February 5, the Science Center of Iowa (SCI) will open a traveling exhibit designed to bring attention to this critically important topic. Mental Health: Mind Matters, presented by HealthPartners UnityPoint Health, will use hands-on […]

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Economic Impact Study: Greater Des Moines Water Trails will bring tens of millions of dollars to region annually

Greater Des Moines Water Trails will annually pour tens of millions of dollars into the regional economy, a new analysis shows. Among the findings of the Greater Des Moines Water Trails Economic Impact Study: Within the first five years of opening, the planned Adventure Park and whitewater venues in Downtown Des Moines are conservatively projected […]

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Wellness Capital Hosts “Encouraging Healthy Habits with 5-2-1-0”

Join the Capital Crossroads Wellness Capital as they convene a series of conversations on our community’s mental health and collective resilience. These sharing and learning sessions will help inform and encourage discussion. The next session in the series, Encouraging Healthier Habits with 5-2-1-0, will take place on Tuesday, September 25 from 7:30 – 9:00 am […]

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Deadline Extended: Still Time to Submit Code Proposals

The executive committee for the Central Iowa Code Consortium (CICC) announced that the deadline to submit code proposals for all the widely adopted construction and maintenance codes (ICC, select NFPA Codes, as well as the UPC) has been extended to September 28, 2018. During the upcoming months seven code committees, made up of local government […]

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Wellness Capital Hosts Mental Health Update

In an effort to both reduce the stigma on mental health and educate the public on services and efforts, the Wellness Capital of Capital Crossroads will host a series of public conversations. These sharing and learning sessions will focus on our community’s mental health and collective resilience. The series is aimed at helping inform the public […]

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Code Proposals Sought for Central Iowa Family of Codes

The executive committee for the Central Iowa Code Consortium (CICC) announced that starting April 6, 2018 code proposals will be accepted for all of the widely adopted construction and maintenance codes (ICC, select NFPA Codes, as well as the UPC). During the upcoming months seven code committees, made up of local government and industry representatives, […]

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Capital Crossroads Names Nikki Syverson as Director

Nikki Syverson has been selected as the new Director of Capital Crossroads. In this role, Syverson will represent the Capital Crossroads Tri-Chairs and guide implementation of the regional vision plan, working closely with community, business leaders and volunteers. “Nikki has the ideal blend of volunteer management, fundraising, event management and PR experience,” said President of […]

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CXR 2.0 Update: June 2017

As we launched Capital Crossroads 2.0 in February, our volunteers understood the significant journey that laid ahead of us: Implementing a nearly 130-page comprehensive community development strategy that spans topics from traditional economic development to mental health to arts and culture. In the first few months of executing on the vision plan, we’ve made significant progress across all ten […]

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Metro Area Communities Adopt Uniform Building Codes

Monday, June 12, 2017 METRO AREA COMMUNITIES ADOPT UNIFORM BUILDING CODES Capital Crossroads project creates efficiencies for local governments, private sector GREATER DES MOINES, IOWA – Multiple metro-area communities have adopted uniform construction and maintenance codes through the work of the Central Iowa Code Consortium (CICC). The CICC is a collaborative effort born out of […]

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