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 Promoted
Polk County will require masks for all staff and visitors in Polk County buildings

Beginning Monday, August 9 Polk County will require masks for all staff and visitors in Polk County buildings

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8/6/2021

Polk County Promoted
Des Moines Water Works Implements Water Shortage Plan

June 14th, Des Moines Water Works will begin implementing Stage 1 of the metro area’s Water Shortage Plan because of drought-induced low river levels and record-breaking customer demand for water.

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6/14/2021

Polk County Health
Polk County Health
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Polk County Health

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) weekly totals for November 29 – December 4, 2021. If you need to get tested, call us at (515) 286-3798. #gettested

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12/6/2021

Older, Wiser, Livelier, Seniors - Plants to the Rescue
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Older, Wiser, Livelier, Seniors - Plants to the Rescue

Plants provide our most basic resources, from food, clothes, medicine, shelter and more. In this presentation, learn about plants and the amazing resources they provide through the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden’s collections.

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12/7/2021

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

We're looking for an individual with a strong administrative background to join the Treasurer's Office as an Administrative Services Specialist! Learn more about the position and apply here today: https://t.co/OZWVKLBLAz Application closes 12.13.2021

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12/6/2021

VTO Restoration Days at Easter Lake Park
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VTO Restoration Days at Easter Lake Park

Come spend your volunteer time outside alongside PCC staff in November removing invasive plant species invading our woodlands.

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12/8/2021

COVID-19 Quick Stats
County Sheriff News
COVID-19 Quick Stats

As of 12-2-2021

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12/2/2021

Polk County Health
Polk County Health
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Polk County Health

Do you want to be fully vaccinated before #ChristmasEve? Check out the post below to see when you should get your 1st and 2nd dose!

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12/3/2021

Story Tellabration
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Story Tellabration

Join 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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12/8/2021

New Operating Hours for Polk County Senior Centers
Senior Services News
New Operating Hours for Polk County Senior Centers

Full-Time Senior Centers re-open by reservation only.

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11/30/2021

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

We're Hiring! The Polk County Treasurer's Office is searching for a talented individual to join the team as Chief Executive Officer. Learn more about the job and apply: https://t.co/gXD6G6CWEh Application closes Friday, December 10th. #hiring #jobpostings #ceo

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12/2/2021

Homeschool - Nature Lessons
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Homeschool - Nature Lessons

Join us the second Friday of the month 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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12/10/2021

Senior Services News
The Senior Bulletin

December 2021

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11/30/2021

Polk County Health
Polk County Health
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Polk County Health

Thanks to the Lake Family for donating "Kids Kickin' COVID" bracelets! Any kid who gets their #Pfizer #COVID19 #vaccine at the Health Department will receive a bracelet!

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12/2/2021

Homeschool - Nature Lessons
Conservation Events
Homeschool - Nature Lessons

Join us the second Friday of the month 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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12/10/2021

Senior Services News
News You Can Use

Nutrition Education with Seniors

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11/30/2021

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Polk County Iowa

Polk County takes pride in offering a healthy work/life balance for our 1,500 employees. Many of our employees are involved in other ways in service to our community outside of work. Watch how one employees love of dogs has 'gone to the dogs.' https://t.co/pHwyLT14nm

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12/1/2021

Holiday Wreath Making Workshop
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Holiday Wreath Making Workshop

Welcome the holiday season with a fragrant, homemade evergreen wreath. Learn to assemble a variety of fresh evergreen cuttings into a festive wreath, and then add your own personal touches to make it uniquely yours.

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12/11/2021