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

T.M. Franklin Cownie

Mayor
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515-283-4944
515-255-3644
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City Council Information

City Hall Meeting Location 
400 Robert D Ray Drive

Des Moines, IA 50309 
(515) 283-4944

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Christopher Coleman

At Large
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515-237-1622
515-276-7644
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Connie Boesen

At Large
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515-240-7929
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Bill Gray

Ward I
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515-237-1623
515-274-0077
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Linda Westergaard

Ward II
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515-988-4288
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Josh Mandelbaum

Ward III
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515-250-3384
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Joe Gatto

Ward IV
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515-402-2626
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Des Moines

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

Scott Sanders

City Manager

Jeffrey D. Lester

City Attorney

Laura Baumgartner

Acting City Clerk

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 Barr

Director
Community Development

Chris Johansen

Director
Economic Development

Erin Olson-Douglas

Director
Engineering

Steven L. Naber, P.E.

City Engineer
Finance

Bob Fagen

Director
Fire Department

John F. TeKippe

Fire Chief
Housing Services

Chris Johansen

Director
Human Resources

James R. Wells

Director
Information Technology

Anna W. Whipple

Director
Parks and Recreation

Ben Page

Director
Police Department

Dana Wingert

Chief of Police
Public Works

Jonathan Gano, P.E.

Director