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DMACC Strategic Planning Initiative

DMACC is undergoing a college-wide, 10-year strategic planning initiative to evaluate the needs of students, businesses and Iowa communities. This website outlines DMACC's strategic planning initiative that impacts all aspects of the College and our effort on Central Iowa communities.

The culmination of the planning initiative takes place on Tuesday, September 10, 2013, when Central Iowans will vote for two important levies that significantly impact Des Moines Area Community College, its students and the communities the College serves. The referendums represent NO NEW residential or commercial taxes for the voters of Central Iowa. It is a continuation of the current levies already in place.

This is NOT a tax increase.

The Ballot Questions:

Shall the Board of Directors of the Des Moines Area Community College (Merged Area XI) in the Counties of Adair, Audubon, Boone, Carroll, Cass, Clarke, Crawford, Dallas, Greene, Guthrie, Hamilton, Hardin, Jasper, Lucas, Madison, Mahaska, Marion, Marshall, Polk, Poweshick, Shelby, Story and Warren, State of Iowa, cause to continue to be levied an additional tax not exceeding six cents per thousand dollars of assessed value in any one year for an additional period of ten years beginning with the tax levy to be made for collection in the fiscal year beginning July I, 2015, for the purposes of program sharing between community colleges or for the purchase of instructional equipment of the Des Moines Area Community College.

Shall the Board of Directors of the Des Moines Area Community College (Merged Area XI) in the Counties of Adair, Audubon, Boone, Carroll, Cass, Clarke, Crawford, Dallas, Greene, Guthrie, Hamilton, Hardin, Jasper, Lucas, Madison, Mahaska, Marion, Marshall, Polk, Powcshick, Shelby, Story and Warren, State Iowa, cause to continue to be levied a tax not exceeding twenty and one-fourth (20 1/4) cents per thousand dollars of assessed value in any one year for an additional period of ten (10) consecutive years beginning with the tax levy to be made for collection in the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2015, to be used for any one or more of the following purposes: for the purchase of grounds, construction of buildings, payment of debts contracted for the construction of buildings, purchase of buildings and equipment for buildings, and the acquisition of libraries; for the purpose of paying costs of utilities; and for the purpose of maintaining, remodeling, improving, or expanding the Des Moines Area Community College (Merged Area XI); or for such other purposes as authorized by law, all as provided in Chapter 260C, Section 22 of the Code of lowa.