Des Moines Strategic Plan 2016-2021-2031

The Des Moines Strategic Plan 2015-2020-2031, 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 2016, Governance Workshop and Strategic Planning Workshops were held by the Des Moines City Council. These public sessions focused on three areas:

  1. Review of the 15-year Vision and Mission statements, including Principles, Core Values Statement, and five-year goals embodied in the Strategic Plan 2016-2021-2031. 
  2. Prioritization of Goals 2021.
  3. Determination of Top and High priorities for the 2016-2017 Policy and Management Action Agendas.

On December 19, 2016 City Council approved GuideDSM/Des Moines Strategic Plan 2016-2021-2031 Final Reports and Action Plans.  A mid-year report will be made to the Mayor and Council in spring 2017.

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Des Moines City Government MISSION

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

Des Moines City Government VISION 2031

  • 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
  • Residents and businesses take tremendous pride in the Des Moines Community

Des Moines City Government GOALS 2021

Goals 2020