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

Capital Core hosts public meeting on Downtown Des Moines Housing

Do you have ideas or concerns about housing in Downtown Des Moines? We want to hear from you! PUBLIC MEETING: DOWNTOWN DES MOINES HOUSING Thursday, November 8 6:30 pm Greater Des Moines Partnership, 700 Locust Street Join us for a community conversation to share your insights on working and living downtown. Your feedback will help shape […]

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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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Shared Problems, Shared Solutions

Posted May 3, 2017 by the Iowa Soybean Association When it comes to managing water, upstream and downstream challenges are interconnected and rely on collaboration to be solved. Building on the discussion started last month, Agriculture’s Clean Water Alliance (ACWA) and Capital Crossroads hosted the second segment of the “Current Conversations on Water Quality” dialogue […]

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Capital Crossroads Website Honored

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 CAPITAL CROSSROADS WEBSITE HONORED Art Directors Association of Iowa recognizes Webspec design GREATER DES MOINES, IOWA – To support the launch of Capital Crossroads 2.0, officials unveiled a new website for the initiative. The Art Directors Association of Iowa (ADAI) recently recognized the revamped Capital Crossroads site at the 59th Annual […]

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