we exist to involve neighbors in a collective effort to enhance and celebrate the quality of residential life in downtown Des Moines
we socialize – enjoying camaraderie with our neighbors
we participate – in local activities, like participating in the Drake Relays Street Painting
we communicate – via our website, email, and social media
we collaborate – with other downtown entities, like the Downtown Community Alliance
we advocate – for the neighborhood, working with governmental agencies and elected officials
we preserve – the rich heritage of downtown Des Moines
we are philanthropic – giving to deserving charities and institutions that support downtown Des Moines
The boundaries of the Downtown Neighborhood Association are: Ingersoll Avenue (West of 14th Street), High Street (between 14th Street and 6th Avenue) and Grand Avenue (East of 6th Avenue) on the North, the Raccoon River on the South, the Des Moines River on the East, and 18th Street on the West. View Map
a small group of early downtown residents got together in June 2002 to begin the process of establishing our neighborhood association. The City of Des Moines officially recognized the Downtown Des Moines Neighborhood Association, today known as the Downtown Neighborhood Association of Des Moines or simply the Downtown Neighborhood Association (DNA) in September 2002. Our first board meetings and members joined in October 2002. Our first annual meeting and election of a board of directors occurred in January 2003. We went online with our first version of desmoinesdna.com on January 16, 2003.
Today, the Downtown Neighborhood Association is one of the fifty-seven (57) neigbhorhoods represented within the City of Des Moines. Collectively these neighborhoods are part of the umbrella neighborhood association of Des Moines Neighbors.
in addition to our all volunteer board, there is also a social committee and membership committee. check out some of our volunteer opportunities currently available.
our membership levels
membership numbers of course change on a daily basis, but this is updated numbers as of the end of each quarter
Data published below is current as of March 31, 2013.
|Membership Type||Current Members||Membership List|
|Standard Resident Membership||77||354|
|Student Resident Membership||1||7|
|Senior Resident Membership||38||41|
|Couple Resident Membership||97||175|
|Total Resident Memberships||213||577|
|Total Non-Business Memberships||235||663|
|Standard Business Memberships||48||112|
|Silver Level Business Memberships||13||27|
|Gold Level Business Memberships||1||2|
|Platinum Level Business Memberships||10||10|
|Not-for-Profit Business Memberships||9||13|
|Total Business Memberships||81||164|
|Total DNA Memberships||317||829|
|*Membership List contains both members that are current paid up in their dues and those that are behind in dues. Prior to 2011, Couple’s Memberships were called Household Memberships and may have included more than 2 members.|
Historical DNA membership data through end-of-year 2011 is shown below.
our online social media influence