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

Polk County's Board of Supervisors statement on tragic shooting at Starts Right Here
Board of Supervisors News
Polk County's Board of Supervisors statement on tragic shooting at Starts Right Here

Des Moines, IA

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1/23/2023

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Polk County Sheriff’s Office Media Release January 24, 2023

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1/24/2023

Book Worms
Conservation Events
Book Worms

Join our book club with Naturalist Heidi Anderson to discuss a nature or science themed book once a month.

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1/26/2023

Election News
City of Granger - Special Election - Tuesday, March 7th 2023

City of Granger Special Election - Tuesday, March 7th, 2023. Residents of Granger will vote the proposed issuance of not to exceed $3,000,000 General Obilgation Capital Loan Notes.

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1/19/2023

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The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is NOW accepting applications for the position of Reserve Deputy Sheriff. Application deadline is January 27, 2023 at 3:00 PM. Learn more at https://t.co/nwZwU2QUF0, or https://t.co/O8CqFGNOsg

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1/24/2023

Horse-Drawn Rides
Conservation Events
Horse-Drawn Rides

We’ll hitch up our draft horse team to take your group out for a Horse-Drawn Ride!

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1/27/2023

Election News
Madrid School District - Special Election - Tuesday, March 7th

Madrid School District - Tuesday, March 7th, 2023

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1/19/2023

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Polk County Board of Supervisors statement on tragic Starts Right Here shooting on Monday: https://t.co/t7Qq1RvICA

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1/23/2023

Horse-Drawn Rides
Conservation Events
Horse-Drawn Rides

We’ll hitch up our draft horse team to take your group out for a Horse-Drawn Ride!

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1/28/2023

Election News
City of Urbandale - Special Election - Tuesday, March 7, 2023

City of Urbandale - Special Election for a $43 Million Bond Issue to fund the Urbandale Community Recreation Complex. U-Plex.

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1/19/2023

Polk County Health
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Polk County Health

As of today (1/23) we have a new schedule for Flu, Mpox and COVID-19 vaccines. New schedule is Thursdays and Fridays from 8:30am - 4:30pm. New appointment slots will still open every Thursday at 12:00pm. To schedule your vaccine appointment, visit: https://t.co/xyHLd6SIp3

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1/23/2023

Iowa Archeology and Artifacts
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Iowa Archeology and Artifacts

Mammoths, mastodons, and giant ground sloths peak your curiosity? Join a naturalist for an overview of Iowa’s geological past and the survival of early humans in Iowa. We will take a tour of the recently opened artifact exhibit and see additional artifacts not on display.

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1/28/2023

Holiday Hours
County Recorder News
Holiday Hours

The Office will be closed on the following days: MLK JR. Day - Monday, January 16th | President's Day - Monday, February 20th

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1/9/2023

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The PCSO hosted the Northwestern School of Police Staff and Command for supervisory staff. Today, Captains M. Mertens and F. Reznik, Lieutenants T.Barber, R.Evans, T.Ferlitsch, T.Galetich and J.Rullman and Sergeant Mark Chance successfully graduated. Congratulations!

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1/20/2023

Wild Pride - Animal Tracking
Conservation Events
Wild Pride - Animal Tracking

Polk County Conservation is working to provide a safe and affirming space in the Des Moines metro for the LGBTQ+ families (includes guardians or youth.) Each month we’ll focus on a different nature topic as we explore the outdoors together.

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1/29/2023

County Auditor News
2023 Dog License Renewal

Updated renewal for 2023 Dog Licenses can be found here

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1/6/2023

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This week Polk County Sheriff Deputy Michael Hake received the 2022 Law Enforcement Professional of The Year award presented by West Des Moines Elks Lodge. Congratulations Deputy Hake!

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1/20/2023

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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2/2/2023