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

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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Area Planners, Finance Directors Complete Local Government Collaboration Project

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 AREA PLANNERS, FINANCE DIRECTORS COMPLETE LOCAL GOVERNMENT COLLABORATION PROJECT Capital Crossroads project creates efficiencies for local governments GREATER DES MOINES, IOWA – Capital Crossroads officials announced the completion of the fourth round of the Local Government Collaboration (LGC) Project. The goal of the LGC Project is to foster more collaboration between area […]

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CXR Director Shares Work with Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity

On April 25, Capital Crossroads Director Bethany Wilcoxon shared the regional vision with the Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity team. At the event, Wilcoxon discussed the impact of Capital Crossroads’ work on Habitat and vice versa. Capital Crossroads has a strong emphasis on affordable housing throughout its ten Capitals, and the Capital Core specifically […]

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QC2030 Leaders Take Lessons from Des Moines Partnership

Posted April 13, 2017 by the Quad-City Times  The Greater Des Moines area has strengthened and advanced as a region because of collaboration, leadership, connectivity and a little risk taking. That was the message Thursday as leaders with the Greater Des Moines Partnership shared the best practices of central Iowa’s vision plan, Capital Crossroads. Listening […]

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