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Lean on the Locals

It takes a village to plan a top-notch event and that's what our team is here for. Let us help you from start to finish!

Meet the Team

Chris Baker

Director of Destination Services

Bailee Arnburg

Housing Coordinator

“My favorite part of Des Moines is that everyone who visits talks about how nice everyone is – that is “Iowa Nice” for ya! Locals are always willing to help with recommendations on where to visit in our wonderful city. You can catch some of the best food, arts, festivals and of course sports in Greater Des Moines. Hope to catch you soon in my favorite place!"

Jayne Durnin, CMP

Housing & Event Coordinator

“All we have to do is bring people to Des Moines for the first time and we know they’ll want to come back! I love surprising visitors with how vibrant and cool our city is. I never get tired of exploring Greater Des Moines—whether that’s strolling around downtown enjoying the public art, hanging out at one of our locally-owned restaurants or bars, or experiencing a festival or show at one of our unique venues. Come visit us and catch what you’ve been missing!"

Mary Ann Moore

Sales Coordinator

Laura Smidt

Sports Event Coordinator

“My favorite part of Des Moines is that everyone who visits says “Yeah, I could live here.”  And it’s true.  The energy of Des Moines will magically match yours, you can move around our city with ease and your heart will feel happy and filled with the culture, tempo and friendly locals.  But don’t take my word for it—come catch Des Moines!"