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Get Involved

Creating a unified region with engaged community members is critical to the economic vitality of Greater Des Moines (DSM). The Partnership can connect its Investors and Members with each other to support economic and community growth in Des Moines. Volunteer opportunities are available with any number of councils and committees with focus areas that include government and public policy, talent attraction and retention, Downtown events and much more.

Become a Member

For more information on becoming a Member of one of The Partnership's 24 Regional Affiliate Chambers of Commerce, visit our Affiliate Chambers page.

Become an Investor of The Partnership

Learn more about what it means to be an Investor of The Partnership here.

Community Call to Action

We are stronger together, and we need your help! Learn more about The Partnership's Strategic Priorities for 2021 and how you can get involved to help achieve monumental results for the future of DSM.

Greater Des Moines Partnership Councils

Attraction/Retention Council

Provides oversight of the development and implementation of innovative and proactive workforce attraction and retention practices to meet the demands of Des Moines' labor pool. Contact Marvin DeJear, Jr., Ph.D, MBA for more information. 

Inclusion Council

Shares best practices around diversity and inclusion, celebrates success of companies and organizations who are doing great work in this space and inspire action to participants, Investors, Members and the community at large to ensure DSM has diverse, vibrant and inclusive workplaces and is a region where all have the opportunity to connect, live, learn and thrive. Contact Sanjita Pradhan for more information.

Government Policy Council

Provides Member, Investors and Affiliate organizations an opportunity to help shape The Partnership's regional, state and federal policy agendas. This non-partisan group is active throughout the calendar year by engaging our region's elected officials in The Partnership's community and economic development efforts. Contact Andrea Woodard for more information.

DSM USA Ambassadors

Sign up to share the latest news about Des Moines. DSM USA Ambassadors receive email alerts when good news is announced and are encouraged to share the news with the nation and world via social media. DSM USA Ambassadors also tell the story of the region in their own words through blogs. Sign up to be a DSM USA Ambassador here.

Greater Des Moines Partnership Committees

Young Professionals Connection (YPC)

An initiative of The Partnership designed to further talent development in Des Moines, provides young professionals the opportunity to connect to each other and to the community through social, civic, charitable and professional development endeavors. Check out the various YPC committees at YPCDSM.com for more information about how to become involved.

Public Relations and Marketing Committees

Assists in brainstorming, providing input and feedback covering topics such as public relations and marketing, branding, digital communications, marketing research, social media and more. The Public Relations Committee and the Marketing Committee are an extension of The Partnership's communications and marketing efforts. Contact Courtney Shaw for more information.

Event Volunteer Opportunities 

The Downtown Farmers’ Market, DSM Book Festival, Historic East Village Holiday Promenade and World Food & Music Festival are produced by The Partnership.

Downtown Farmers' Market

Support The Market, 7 a.m. – Noon, rain or shine, every Saturday from May through October at the Historic Court District in Downtown Des Moines (DSM). Contact Kelly Foss for more information on The Market.

World Food & Music Festival

Taste your way around the world at Des Moines' premier food and entertainment event. Assist with production of the World Food & Music Festival. Contact Colleen Murphy for more information on World Food & Music Festival.

DSM Book Festival

The Festival features nationally acclaimed authors, book club discussions led by featured commentators, hands-on learning activities, children's programming, food, drink and more. Contact Colleen Murphy for more information about the DSM Book Festival.

Other Opportunities

The Partnership has a number of additional opportunities for sponsorships, investment and involvement.

Downtown Events & Activations

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities for Downtown DSM events and activations, contact Colleen Murphy for more information. 

Mentor Connection

The Partnership Mentor Connection is designed for founders of small businesses and startups throughout DSM. Learn how to sign up as a mentor or mentee. 

DMDC

Sponsor The Partnership's annual trip to Washington, D.C. Learn more about the trip here and contact Public Policy Manager Ryan Moon to learn about sponsorship opportunities. 

Online Directory 

Become a Chamber Member by joining one of The Partnership's 24 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce to be listed within The Partnership's online business directory.

Connect with The Partnership

Read the latest news from The Partnership and its initiatives and programming. To have news delivered to your inbox, sign up for The Partnership's e-newsletters.