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

2018 Code Recommendations Published; Training Scheduled

DES MOINES, IOWA –The executive committee for the Central Iowa Code Consortium (CICC) announced that the work of the code committees is complete for the 2018 cycle of construction and maintenance codes. The Executive Committee has approved the work of all committees and the final recommendations of the CICC have been published for communities to […]

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RURAL AND URBAN PARTNERSHIP COMMITTED TO IMPROVE WATER HEALTH INVITES PUBLIC TO COLLABORATE

Agriculture’s Clean Water Alliance (ACWA) and Capital Crossroads are collaborating again in support of improved water quality in the Raccoon and Des Moines Rivers. The partners will co-host “An Exchange for Ag and City Leadership” to be held Friday, July 19, 7:30-11:00 a.m. at Heartland Co-op (1107 Sycamore, Dallas Center). The event is free and […]

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CAPITAL CROSSROADS RELEASES WORKFORCE HOUSING STUDY DATA

Greater Des Moines can further fuel its economic growth by investing in the right mix of housing options. This is a key takeaway from a yearlong analysis of workforce housing in the Greater Des Moines region, which found that the current mix of housing falls short of meeting the needs of the current and future […]

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Partners announce new Incubator and board members to drive implementation of Central Iowa Water Trails

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                          […]

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Mentors Sought for Diversity in Arts Leadership Program

This summer, Americans for the Arts (AFTA) and Bravo Greater Des Moines (BGD) will offer the Diversity in Arts Leadership (DIAL) internship program for the first time, together, to introduce undergraduate students from culturally diverse backgrounds to career and leadership opportunities within New Jersey’s nonprofit arts community. Arts management interns are carefully chosen from a […]

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Supporting a More Diverse Iowa

Supporting a More Diverse Iowa Establishing community goals for leadership, diversity, equity, inclusion, and civility Capital Crossroads represents a comprehensive initiative inclusive of Central Iowa’s principal strategic focus areas. The Social Capital has and should continue to inform and advance the three critical drivers of success in Capital Crossroads’ implementation: Leadership Diversity, equity, and inclusion […]

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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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Regional Efforts to Support Federal Workers

Several organizations have stepped up to support federal workers impacted by the partial government shutdown. United Way of Central Iowa and DMARC just announced Feeding Our Federal Workers initiative that will provide food to workers on Monday, January 28 and Tuesday, January 29. Visit the Feeding Our Federal Workers page to see how you or […]

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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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