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Bridging the Gap 'Reveal'

September 13, 2018

What: Des Moines community members are invited to a free art-gallery style event to discuss community-developed ideas on ways to reduce violence and strengthen relationships with law enforcement.

Attendees will have the opportunity to discuss each idea and vote on solutions they believe the city should prioritize. The highest voted ideas will be presented to the Des Moines City Council.

Who: City of Des Moines

When: Monday, September 17, 6 – 8 p.m.

Contact: Joshua V. Barr, Director
Des Moines Civil & Human Rights Commission


Bridging the Gap is a project championed by Mayor Frank Cownie to have solutions-focused discussion with community members across Des Moines. This ongoing, community-centered dialogue and strategy series is designed to involve city and state government, business leaders, service providers, and at-large community members in the development of collaborative, step-by-step solutions to address issues that are essential to a thriving city.

Part one of the Bridging the Gap project took place in May 2018 and involved solutions-focused dialogues with over 200 members of the Des Moines community, facilitated by Des Moines Police and the Civil and Human Rights Commission. Ideas developed by those discussions will be revealed and discussed on Sept. 17.

About the City of Des Moines

The City of Des Moines: Iowa’s capital city and local government servicing more than 217,000 residents, 52 neighborhoods, more than 4,000 acres of parkland and 81 miles of trails. The City of Des Moines stands to be a financially strong city with exceptional city services, fostering an involved community in a customer friendly atmosphere. Visit City of Des Moines, Facebook and Twitter for more information.