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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 - Altoona. Ankeny. Bondurant. Clive. Des Moines. Grimes. Indianola. Johnston. Perry. Pleasant Hill. Polk City. Polk County. Urbandale. West Des Moines. Windsor Heights. 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.

2014-2015 REWIND REPORT (click to download)  
2014-2017 STRATEGIC PRIORITIES (click to download)  

 

Greater Des Moines Convention & Visitors Bureau
Executive Committee 

Bob Andeweg, Chair 
Mayor, City of Urbandale

Paula Dierenfeld, Vice Chair
Mayor, City of Johnston

Paul Rottenberg, Past Chair
Orchestrate Management Associates

Shannon Cofield
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
Wes Enos, City of Bondurant  
Kerry Gumm, Principal Financial Group
Eric Klein, City of Clive
Sara Kurovski, Mayor, City of Pleasant Hill
Gary Lorenz, Mayor, City of Ankeny
Tom Mahoney, ITA Group
Rick Messerschmidt, City of West Des Moines
Patrick Miller, Des Moines Marriott Downtown
Jason Morse, Mayor, City of Polk City
Tom Murray, TownePlace Suites
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

 

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.