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Partnership Partners with Capital Crossroads and Young Professionals Connection to Hold Public Policy Issue Forum Series

February 5, 2021

GREATER DES MOINES, IA (Feb. 5, 2021) – The Greater Des Moines Partnership has partnered with Capital Crossroads and Young Professionals Connection (YPC) to hold a bimonthly series of virtual public policy issue forums throughout 2021 to explore issues impacting Greater Des Moines (DSM).

Each forum will include conversations with experts who will provide insight surrounding the policy implications of that priority issue. Topics will span from child care to broadband.

The first forum event will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 16 from Noon – 1 p.m. and feature a panel discussion on child care. The panelists will explore the existing challenges, legislative proposals to address the issue and how DSM can ensure accessible and affordable child care options for the workforce. The confirmed professionals leading this discussion include:

  • Claudia Garcia Brown, Conmigo Early Education Center
  • Lora Patton, Child Care Resource and Referral of Central Iowa, Orchard Place
  • Mindi Vanden Bosch, Vermeer Corporation
  • Dave Stone, United Way of Central Iowa (moderator)

Registration for this event is free. Interested parties must confirm their attendance online to receive the livestream link.

Future forums will take place every other month on the third Tuesday of the month (with the exception of December), including: April 20, June 15, Aug. 17, Oct. 19 and Dec. 14. Topic and speaker information will be announced closer to the date of each forum. Stay up to date on the latest forum event announcements by visiting The Partnership’s website.

About the Greater Des Moines Partnership

The Greater Des Moines Partnership is the economic and community development organization that serves Greater Des Moines (DSM), Iowa. Together with 24 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce, more than 6,500 Regional Business Members and more than 365 Investors, The Partnership drives economic growth with one voice, one mission and as one region. Through innovation, strategic planning and global collaboration, The?Partnership grows opportunity, helps create jobs and promotes DSM as the best place to build a business, a career and a future. Learn more at DSMpartnership.com.