Welcome to the downtown neighborhood association.

Want to get involved in the downtown Des Moines community?

By becoming a member of the downtown neighborhood association, you can do just that.
Join the Downtown Neighborhood Association

Why should you join?

  • Be part of a community that's trying to make downtown Des Moines a better place.
  • Get your voice heard in order to make a real difference.
  • Social and network during events at some of your favorite downtown hotspots.
  • Not a downtown resident? Not a problem! We don't discriminate.

Check out the events we have coming up.

Reach out toΒ dnaboard@desmoinesdna.comΒ for virtual meeting information.

See all upcoming social events.


Check Out Volunteer Iowa for your local Volunteering Opportunities

They need volunteers for:

  • Covid-19 food distribution
  • Derecho Response opportunities
  • Helping Hand
  • United Way
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • ...and many more.
Volunteer Iowa

We have a membership for everyone!

Whether you're a resident of downtown, a friend that wants a reason to visit more often, or a business that is looking to give back to the community, we've got a place for you.

Resident

$20

per year
or $45 for 3 years.

Check out our MAP to see if you live within the boundaries of the Downtown Neighborhood. If you do, this is the membership for you.


Ability to vote

Board meeting attendance (optional)

Social event access

Member-only communications


Resident - $201 Year Plan
Resident - $453 Year Plan
Senior Resident - $151 Year Plan
Student Resident - $151 Year Plan

Non-Resident

$20

per year
or $45 for 3 years.

Didn't see your residence within our MAP? No worries, we still want you to come be social. The only difference is that you won't get to vote on downtown matters.


Board meeting attendance (optional)

Social event access

Member-only communications


Non-Resident - $201 Year Plan

Business & Nonprofit Membership Tiers

Check out our MAP to see if your business is within the boundaries of the Downtown Neighborhood. If you do, this is the membership for you.

SilverBusiness Membership
$250per year
Membership Plan Includes
Atend meetings to gain face-to-face access with leaders in downtown DSM
Vote on important downtown issues and board topics
Receive monthly member newsleter
Ofere xclusive discounts and deals to DNA members to fuel your business
Opportunity to host DNA social events
Free window decal for your store front
Number of businesses listed in online business directory
1
Number of email or social media marketing communications
1
Silver Business - $2501 Year Plan
GoldBusiness Membership
$500per year
Membership Plan Includes
Atend meetings to gain face-to-face access with leaders in downtown DSM
Vote on important downtown issues and board topics
Receive monthly member newsleter
Ofere xclusive discounts and deals to DNA members to fuel your business
Opportunity to host DNA social events
Free window decal for your store front
Number of businesses listed in online business directory
5
Number of email or social media marketing communications
5
Gold Business - $5001 Year Plan
PlatinumBusiness Membership
$1,000per year
Membership Plan Includes
Atend meetings to gain face-to-face access with leaders in downtown DSM
Vote on important downtown issues and board topics
Receive monthly member newsleter
Ofere xclusive discounts and deals to DNA members to fuel your business
Opportunity to host DNA social events
Free window decal for your store front
Number of businesses listed in online business directory
10
Number of email or social media marketing communications
10
Platinum Business - $1,0001 Year Plan
Non-ProfitBusiness Membership
$100per year
Membership Plan Includes
Atend meetings to gain face-to-face access with leaders in downtown DSM
Vote on important downtown issues and board topics
Receive monthly member newsleter
Ofere xclusive discounts and deals to DNA members to fuel your business
Opportunity to host DNA social events
Free window decal for your store front
Number of businesses listed in online business directory
1
Number of email or social media marketing communications
1
Non-Profit - $1001 Year Plan

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One week out from our first Social & Learn event!

Downtown Social & Learn: What it takes to bring entertainment to downtown Des Moines

πŸŽ‰ Join us for an evening of socializing and learning as part of the DNA Social Series, where we explore what it takes to bring entertainment to downtown Des Moines! πŸŒ†

πŸ“… Date: May 22nd

πŸ•” Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

πŸ“ Venue: Iowa Cubs/-SoFi Bar and Grill (Cub Club), 1 Line Dr., Principal Park, Des Moines, IA 50309

Featuring Special Guests:

🌟 Chris Connolly - General Manager, Iowa Events Center, Oak View Venue Management

🌟 Greg Edwards - President and CEO, Catch Des Moines

🌟 Sam Bernabe - President and General Manager, Iowa Cubs

Join us for an insightful discussion with our esteemed guests as they share their wealth of experience and insights into bringing entertainment and events to our beloved downtown area as part of the DNA Social Series.

Heres a glimpse of what to expect:

πŸ•” 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Social Hour

πŸ₯‚ Enjoy a casual networking session and connect with fellow attendees over drinks at our social hour.

πŸ•• 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Program

🎀 Dive into the discussion with our guest speakers as they delve into the intricacies of venue management, event bookings, and the impact of entertainment on downtown Des Moines growth.

Dont miss out on this fantastic opportunity to network, socialize, and learn from industry experts! 🀝

Refreshments will be available at the cash bar. Come join us for an evening of inspiration, knowledge-sharing, and community-building as part of the DNA Social Series.
3 days ago

One week out from our first Social & Learn event!

Downtown Social & Learn: What it takes to bring entertainment to downtown Des Moines

πŸŽ‰ Join us for an evening of socializing and learning as part of the DNA Social Series, where we explore what it takes to bring entertainment to downtown Des Moines! πŸŒ†

πŸ“… Date: May 22nd

πŸ•” Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

πŸ“ Venue: Iowa Cubs/-SoFi Bar and Grill (Cub Club), 1 Line Dr., Principal Park, Des Moines, IA 50309

Featuring Special Guests:

🌟 Chris Connolly - General Manager, Iowa Events Center, Oak View Venue Management

🌟 Greg Edwards - President and CEO, Catch Des Moines

🌟 Sam Bernabe - President and General Manager, Iowa Cubs

Join us for an insightful discussion with our esteemed guests as they share their wealth of experience and insights into bringing entertainment and events to our beloved downtown area as part of the DNA Social Series.

Here's a glimpse of what to expect:

πŸ•” 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Social Hour

πŸ₯‚ Enjoy a casual networking session and connect with fellow attendees over drinks at our social hour.

πŸ•• 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Program

🎀 Dive into the discussion with our guest speakers as they delve into the intricacies of venue management, event bookings, and the impact of entertainment on downtown Des Moines' growth.

Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to network, socialize, and learn from industry experts! 🀝

Refreshments will be available at the cash bar. Come join us for an evening of inspiration, knowledge-sharing, and community-building as part of the DNA Social Series.
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1 week ago

🚨 WE ARE OPEN!🚨 The Central Library Big Book Sale starts today, and goes through May 13! Open hours are Weekdays 9 AM-5 PM, Saturday 10 AM-5 PM, and Sunday 12-4 PM. www.dmpl.org/big-book-sale ... See MoreSee Less

Announcing our recurring Downtown Traveling Coffee Hour...

Join the Downtown Neighborhood Association the fourth Friday of the month starting at 7:30 AM at a different venue each month. Mark your calendar and well see you there!
3 weeks ago

Announcing our recurring Downtown Traveling Coffee Hour...

Join the Downtown Neighborhood Association the fourth Friday of the month starting at 7:30 AM at a different venue each month. Mark your calendar and we'll see you there!
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1 month ago

Starting May 15, the Out to Lunch series will return to Downtown Des Moines (DSM)!

Soak up the sun, enjoy lunch from local food trucks, and listen to live music from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. on the Principal Financial Group campus.

Out to Lunch is produced by the Greater Des Moines Partnership and sponsored by Principal Financial Group and Bravo Greater Des Moines. Host site sponsors include City of Des Moines - Government, Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines, the Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa and Nationwide

Out to Lunch will run for six Wednesdays from mid-May to late June: ow.ly/fRUK50RirV5. #downtownDSM
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