Citizen Advisory Boards

Des Moines Citizen Advisory Boards

A community’s greatest resource is its citizens. Through Citizen Advisory Boards, the City Council can gain valuable information and insights - and make better decisions. By serving on an advisory board, you can contribute to your community in a meaningful way. We have five standing Citizen Advisory Boards that meeting regularly. More information is available by clicking on the board name to the left.

Contact the city clerk’s office for more information about Citizen Advisory Boards or click here to apply

Special Boards & Committees

Often, the City Council forms a special board or committee to tackle a particular issue. For example, a special advisory committee is preparing recommendations for a new Parks and Recreation Master Plan for the entire city. These ad hoc groups meet as needed to research the issue and prepare recommendations. Once their work is complete, meetings are discontinued.