The Avenues of Ingersoll & Grand
Des Moines, Iowa

Welcome to The Avenues of Ingersoll & Grand! We are property owners, business owners, professionals, merchants, neighbors, and citizens working together to improve, engage, and promote this historic area on the west side of Des Moines, Iowa.

Our main goal is to improve the infrastructure, streetscape, public art, and urban planning. This work has resulted in the establishment of an urban renewal area providing tax incremental financing (TIF) opportunities for further improvements. A Self-Supported Municipal Improvement District (SSMID) has been established for maintenance, capital improvement, marketing and promotion, and the economic development of the area. The SSMID is 501(c)6 non-profit organization guided by a board tasked with providing fiscal oversight, as well as economic development and capital improvement direction.

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The Avenues—Ingersoll & Grand Restoration is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that establishes annual strategic goals with a dedicated board and committees to support these goals, focused on marketing and promotion of the district, public art initiatives, and events that attract people to this unique area in the historical heart of Des Moines.

2020 Board & Executive Committee The Avenues – Ingersoll & Grand

Executive Committee


Soozie McBroom, President

Janis Ruan, Co-President

Kaye Lozier, Treasurer

Clinton Akerberg, Asst. Treasurer

Chris Irvine, Secretary

Brianne Sanchez, Asst. Secretary


Board of Directors

Peter Brown

Matt Coen

Sara Gaskell

David Haas

Mark Holub

Richard Hurd

Mike Hutchison

Mary Langen

Kevin Lease

Frank Levy

Josh Mandelbaum

Chris Mathias

Christine Polson

Steve Purcell

Aimee Staudt



David Haas, President

Frank Levy, Vice President

Peter Brown, Treasurer

Aimee Staudt, Secretary

Mary Langen

Michael Hutchison

Richard Hurd

Chris Mathias

Steve Purcell

 Non-Voting Members

Kris Maggard – Executive Director SSMID

Mike Ludwig –  Planning Administrator, City of DM

Dustin MillerNyemaster Goode, P.C.