City Manager

Des Moines City Hall
Office Location
City Hall – First Floor
400 Robert D. Ray Dr.
Des Moines, IA 50309
Hours
Monday – Friday,
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Excluding City holidays

Contact Us
(515) 283-4141
citymanager@dmgov.org

Scott Sanders

Scott Sanders
City Manager

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The City Manager is appointed by Des Moines City Council and is responsible for serving as the primary advisor to the City Council, managing the day-to-day business of the City, and performing as the chief negotiator for the City.

Des Moines' current Council-Manager form of government is the most popular system in cities with populations of more than 10,000 people. More than 55% of U.S. cities utilize this structure. This system combines the political leadership of elected officials with the professional managerial experience of an appointed City Manager.

Learn More about City Government

The City Manager's Office consists of the following divisions:

Administration

The City Manager and City Manager's Office staff administer and direct the day-to-day operations of the City.

City Manager’s Office/ City Manager
Des Moines City Hall - 1st Floor
400 Robert D Ray Drive
Des Moines, IA  50309
(515) 283-4141
(515) 237-1300 (fax) 
citymanager@dmgov.org

Government Relations
Des Moines City Hall - 1st Floor
400 Robert D Ray Dr
Des Moines, IA  50309
(515) 283-4058
(515) 237-1300 (fax)
Email


Communications Office

The Communications Office functions as the central resource for City communications.

Learn More

Communications Office
Des Moines City Hall - 1st Floor
400 Robert D Ray Dr
Des Moines, IA  50309
(515) 283-4795
(515) 237-1815 (fax)
Email


Facilities Division

The City’s Facilities Division provides an environment that is attractive, clean, accessible, safe, and sustainable (minimal environment impact).  The division is service-based and satisfactory customer service is essential.

Report Graffiti

Facilities Division
Richard A. Clark Municipal Service Center
1551 E MLK Jr Parkway
Des Moines, IA 50317
(515) 248-6331
(515) 237-1300
dsmfacilitiesmgmt@dmgov.org