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

Veteran Affairs News
Christmas Meals

Hope Ministries Christmas Meals

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11/29/2022

Polk County Iowa
Polk County Iowa
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Polk County Iowa

Polk County was proud to provide Urban Dreams - Iowa with a Community Betterment Grant. The funds will help assist this community service organization relocate to a much needed 11,000+ sqft building in Des Moines. The space will expand programming to better serve the community.

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11/30/2022

Toddler Tales
Conservation Events
Toddler Tales

Let your imagination run wild with this nature-themed story time! Hear a story followed by the naturalist’s choice of an activity such as an animal encounter, puppets or a craft.

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12/1/2022

Human Resources News
Notice of Public Meeting - 12/01/2022

THE DEFERRED COMPENSATION COMMITTEE WILL HOLD THEIR QUARTERLY MEETING ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2022 AT 11:00 A.M., IN ROOM 390 OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE BUILDING.

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11/29/2022

Polk County Health
Polk County Health
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Polk County Health

Help prevent hospital overwhelm. Schedule your flu and COVID-19 Bivalent Booster shots today. Vaccine appointments open every Thursday at noon. To register for an appointment, please visit https://t.co/xyHLd6TgeB. #COVID19 #CovidIsntOver #flu #vaccination

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11/30/2022

Homeschool - Nature Lessons
Conservation Events
Homeschool - Nature Lessons

Join us for a season of learning at the Jester Park Nature Center. This program series will be delivered in a flexible format that is designed for homeschool students. Each month we will explore a new theme related to the natural world.

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12/2/2022

Election News
City of Elkhart - Special Election

City of Elkhart Special Election to Fill-a-Vacancy for City Council - Election Date: Tuesday, December 13th

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11/23/2022

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Polk County Iowa

RT @ridedart: DART is providing free rides to @PolkCounty_Iowa warming centers and shelters beginning today (11/29), through Thursday (Dec.…

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11/29/2022

Winter Sleigh Rides
Conservation Events
Winter Sleigh Rides

Join us when the snow flies and we’ll hitch up one of our draft horse teams to take your group out for a Sleigh Ride!

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12/2/2022

New, Year-Round Recreation Feature Coming to Sleepy Hollow Sports Park
Conservation News
New, Year-Round Recreation Feature Coming to Sleepy Hollow Sports Park

Polk County Conservation announces phased approach to re-launching the winter sports destination.

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11/17/2022

Polk County Treasurer (IA)
Polk County Treasurer (IA)
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Polk County Treasurer (IA)

Visiting us as a walk-in and facing some longer wait times? Scan the QR code on your ticket to track your place in line. Now you can: read a book, grab lunch, or go for a quick walk while you wait and be back in time for your number to be called!

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11/29/2022

Homeschool - Nature Lessons
Conservation Events
Homeschool - Nature Lessons

Join us for a season of learning at the Jester Park Nature Center. This program series will be delivered in a flexible format that is designed for homeschool students. Each month we will explore a new theme related to the natural world.

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12/2/2022

Holiday Hours
County Recorder News
Holiday Hours

The Office will be closed on the following days: Thanksgiving - November 24th & 25th |Christmas - Friday, December 23rd & Monday, December 26th |New Year's - Monday, January 2nd |MLK JR. Day - Monday, January 16th

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11/16/2022

Polk County Health
Polk County Health
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Polk County Health

-Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your upper shirt sleeve, not your hands -Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds -Avoid close contact such as shaking hands, and sharing cups and utensils with others -Clean frequently used touched surfaces

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11/29/2022

Winter Sleigh Rides
Conservation Events
Winter Sleigh Rides

Join us when the snow flies and we’ll hitch up one of our draft horse teams to take your group out for a Sleigh Ride!

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12/3/2022

Veteran Affairs News
Veterans Mobile Food Pantry

December mobile food pantry

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11/9/2022

Polk County Health
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Polk County Health

We were interviewed by @weareiowa5news about STI increases in Polk County. If YOU or someone you know needs an STI or HIV test, call us at (515) 286-3798, at 8am Monday - Friday for a same day appointment. Check out the story here: https://t.co/NZ477wITUU

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11/28/2022

Volunteer Restoration Days - Woodlands
Conservation Events
Volunteer Restoration Days - Woodlands

Join us as we continue restoration efforts in native woodland habitat through invasive species removal.

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12/6/2022