we exist to involve neighbors in a collective effort to enhance and celebrate the quality of residential life in 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.
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.
On March 13, 2014, the Downtown Neighborhood Association was recognized as a tax-exempt organization under section 503(c)4 of the Internal Revenue Code. We were granted a retroactive exemption with an effective date of March 15, 2010.
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 January 31, 2017.
|Membership Type||Current Members||Membership List|
|Standard Resident Membership||59||429|
|Student Resident Membership||2||12|
|Senior Resident Membership||32||71|
|Couple Resident Membership||85||234|
|Total Resident Memberships||178||746|
|Total Non-Business Memberships||204||873|
|Standard Business Memberships||34||155|
|Silver Level Business Memberships||2||20|
|Gold Level Business Memberships||0||5|
|Platinum Level Business Memberships||0||3|
|Not-for-Profit Business Memberships||6||18|
|Total Business Memberships||42||201|
|Total DNA Memberships||250||1,080|
|*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.|
our online social media influence
we try to post regularly to both FaceBook and Twitter. do us a favor and follow us on twitter and like us on FaceBook!
We are thrilled our neighborhood keeps getting more beautiful and can’t wait to see this mural at 5th and Locust co… https://t.co/ktQyi3QehC
Beautiful night for a baseball game! Thanks to the 100 members who registered - a record for the DNA!… https://t.co/KnvDDlkRcI