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Government

Council/Manager Ward Form of Government
Des Moines Voters Elect the Mayor and City Council

T.M. Franklin Cownie

Mayor
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City Council Information

Carl Voss

At Large
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Connie Boesen

At Large
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Bill Gray

Ward I
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Linda Westergaard

Ward II
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Josh Mandelbaum

Ward III
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Joe Gatto

Ward IV
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Des Moines

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The City Council Appoints the City Manager, City Attorney, and City Clerk

Jeffrey D. Lester

City Attorney

Sue A. Woody

Library Director

The Library Board Appoints the Library Director


The Library Board of Directors appoints the Des Moines Public Library Director.


The City Manager Appoints Department Directors

Civil and Human Rights

Joshua V. Barr

Director
Development Services

Erin Olson-Douglas

Director
Engineering

Steven L. Naber, P.E.

City Engineer
Finance

Nickolas J. Schaul

Director
Fire Department

John F. TeKippe

Fire Chief
Human Resources

James R. Wells

Director
Information Technology

Anna W. Whipple

Director
Municipal Housing Agency

Chris Johansen

Director
Neighborhood Services

Chris Johansen

Director
Police Department

Dana Wingert

Chief of Police
Public Works

Jonathan Gano, P.E.

Director