Spring 2019A tip of the hat to Ankeny for reducing their property tax rate – the sixth straight year they’ve done so. Spring 2019Congratulations to the cities of Clive and Urbandale for their partnership on Fire Station #43. Their collaboration earned them the 2019 In the Public Interest Award. Summer 2018Kudos to the Polk County Assessor’s newsletter Real Talk for making sense of property tax assessments and values. December 2017 – The Business RecordFor the 19th consecutive year, the City of Ankeny has been awarded the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). December 2017 – GoverningDes Moines Public Schools embrace Lean principles and are recognized as a leader in eliminating wasteful practices and transforming performance.