Catch all the latest Greater Des Moines news and events happening in the city! The Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Des Moines Area Sports Commission are the heart. The Soul. The energy of our destination. An organization involved in enhancing the quality of life in each of our communities. Catch Des Moines is an accredited Destination Marketing Association International member.

Mission Statement

The Greater Des Moines Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Des Moines Area Sports Commission market the region as a visitor destination increasing economic growth and enhancing the visitor experience.

2016-2017 ANNUAL MARKETING PLAN (click to view)
2014-2017 STRATEGIC PRIORITIES (click to view)  


Greater Des Moines Convention & Visitors Bureau
Executive Committee 

Bob Andeweg, Chair 
Mayor, City of Urbandale

Tom Mahoney, Vice Chair
ITA Group

Paul Rottenberg, Past Chair & Treasurer
Orchestrate Management Associates

Marty Martin
Drake University                                          

Angela Connolly
Polk County Supervisor 

Greater Des Moines Convention & Visitors Bureau
Board Members

Tom Armstrong, Mayor, City of Grimes
Jay Byers, Greater Des Moines Partnership
Jeff Chelesvig, Des Moines Performing Arts
Jake Christensen, Christensen Development
Chris Coleman, City of Des Moines
Skip Conkling, Mayor, City of Altoona
Chris Connolly, Iowa Events Center
Chris Diebel, LPCA Public Strategies
Paula Dierenfeld, City of Johnston  
Kerry Gumm, Principal Financial Group
Jennifer Keeler, City of Bondurant
Eric Klein, City of Clive
Sara Kurovski, Mayor, City of Pleasant Hill
Gary Lorenz, Mayor, City of Ankeny
Rick Messerschmidt, City of West Des Moines
Patrick Miller, Des Moines Marriott Downtown
Jason Morse, Mayor, City of Polk City
John Parker, Jr., Councilman, City of Indianola
Jay Pattee, Mayor, City of Perry
Gary Slater, Iowa State Fair
Clay Willey, Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino
Diana Willits, Mayor, City of Windsor Heights


Central Iowa Tourism             Travel Iowa      


DMAP Accredited NoDate web

The Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau is designated an Official Accredited Destination Marketing Organization by Destination Marketing Association International’s Destination Marketing Accreditation Program.

The accreditation program defines quality and performance issues in destination marketing and recognizes destination marketing organizations that meet or exceed industry standards.


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