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Bridging the Gap

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"As one of the fastest growing regions in the nation, we are in the perfect position to become the model of equitable crime prevention and economic growth."
    -T.M. Franklin Cownie, Mayor

Bridging the Gap (BTG) is a project that seeks to create collaborative solutions for a growing city. BTG works to achieve long-term community change that is systemic, sustainable, equitable, and inclusive.

View the 2020 presentation to City Council.

Focus on the following areas reveal opportunities to make Des Moines a more equitable and sustainable city:

  • Community & Government Relations
  • Refugee & Immigrant Rights
  • LGBTQ+ Rights

As we continue to explore the issues concerning our communities, we hope that "bridging the gap" in these areas will help all residents of Des Moines.

Community and Government Relations

Refugee & Immigrant Advisory Subcommittee

LGBT Advisory Council