Des Moines Strategic Plan 2016-2020-2030

The Des Moines Strategic Plan 2015-2020-2030, or GuideDSM, clearly communicates Mayor and City Council priorities to Des Moines’ residents and businesses. GuideDSM stays on task with PlanDSM as planning continues to address future needs and will inform development of the 2016-2017 budget and capital improvements planning for the next five fiscal years.

Scene from Des Moines street

During the summer of 2015, Governance Workshop and Strategic Planning Workshops were held by the Des Moines City Council. These public sessions focused on three areas:

  1. Governance, including a Code of Conduct and Civility, and Mayor and City Council Protocols,
  2. Development of a 15-year vision statement, mission statement, including Principles, Core Values Statement, five-year goals, embodied in the Strategic Plan 2015-2020-2030
  3. Top and high priorities for a 2015-2016 policy agenda

At the October 26, 2015 Des Moines City Council meeting, the council received the full documentation of the Des Moines Governance Guide and Des Moines Strategic Plan 2015-2010-2030 Final Reports and recommendations by the Mayor and City Council. On November 9, 2015, City Council approved the plan. A mid-year report to the Mayor and council of progress on the 2015-2016 Action Agenda is planned for spring 2016.


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Our Mission

Mission of Des Moines City Government

  • Financially strong
  • Provide exceptional municipal services
  • Customer friendly
  • Involved community – residents and businesses

Vision 2030

Des Moines is…

  • Vibrant capital city
  • Great neighborhoods, alive downtown
  • Thriving regional economy
  • Recognized leader in community sustainability
  • Abundant opportunities for leisure
  • Effective transportation system connecting the region
  • In 2030, Residents and businesses take tremendous pride in the Des Moines Community!

Goals 2020

Goals 2020