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, Vice President

Brianne Sanchez, Secretary

Clinton Akerberg, Treasurer

Peter Brown, Treasurer, SSMID

David Haas, President, SSMID


Board of Directors

Matt Coen

Kevin Chen

Sara Gaskell

David Haas

Carey Hansen

Richard Hurd

Mike Hutchison

Chris Irvine

Aliou Keita

Frank Levy

Kaye Lozier

Josh Mandelbaum

Chris Mathias

Christine Polson

Steve Purcell

Aimee Staudt


Non-Voting Members

Kris Maggard – Executive Director

Mike Ludwig –  Planning Administrator, City of Des Moines

Dustin MillerNyemaster Goode, P.C.