Polk

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Serving a diverse Central Iowa community, Polk County is among the nation’s most innovative public institutions. We bring together creative leaders, collaborative organizations and key resources to empower our communities and make life better for all people in Polk County.

5 Points of Progress

Election News
2024 Polk County Primary Election

Primary Election - Tuesday, June 4 Polls Open Election Day: 7:00a - 8:00p

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4/11/2024

Dig Your Natives: Spring Garden Maintenance - River Place
Conservation Events
Dig Your Natives: Spring Garden Maintenance - River Place

Come lend a hand in our native pollinator and rain gardens!

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4/16/2024

Veteran Affairs News
Community and Camaraderie

Connections Fair May 4, 2024

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4/11/2024

Women in the Woods with Wine - Light the Night
Conservation Events
Women in the Woods with Wine - Light the Night

Enjoy the sights and sounds of nature with a glass of wine before we light up the night - with fire. We will share some tips and tricks, so that you can easily master or improve fire building. Show off your new skill as a pro firestarter at your next camp, cookout, or bonfire.

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4/16/2024

Election News
Historical Election Results & Data Research

Past Election Results and Data Research

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4/9/2024

Story Tellebration
Conservation Events
Story Tellebration

Join volunteer storyteller, Carmen Epstein, for a fun, interactive tale tailored toward children ages 2 to 6 that explores the wonders of the outdoors. During each program, participants enjoy interactive stories and an activity.

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4/17/2024

Veteran Affairs News
Veterans Mobile Food Pantry

May Veterans Mobile Food Pantry

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4/9/2024

Earth Day in Action: Jester Park
Conservation Events
Earth Day in Action: Jester Park

Feel the real spirit of Earth Day with fellow volunteers as we help to protect and restore a local forest ecosystem.

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4/19/2024

County Attorney News
UPDATE: Judge sentences three to prison for 2022 shooting

Evidence showed that the defendants, without provocation, fired 48 gunshots at the three victims.

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4/9/2024

Earth Day in Action: Brown's Woods
Conservation Events
Earth Day in Action: Brown's Woods

Feel the real spirit of Earth Day with fellow volunteers as we help to protect and restore a local forest ecosystem.

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4/20/2024

Senior Services News
Polk County Senior Fest

2024 Polk County Senior Fest

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4/8/2024

Introduction to Water Color
Conservation Events
Introduction to Water Color

This class is for those who may have never painted a day in their life or may have dabbled a little with watercolor but would like to learn more. We will start with the basics, discussing paints, brushes, paper, and technique before moving on to painting our first work of art.

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4/20/2024