East Village Membership Plans

This is a pivotal time to be part of the Historic East Village. With a growing number of residents, businesses, and nonprofits, we are turning a corner to become a major regional and national destination for visitors, residents, and commerce. In fact, our future has never been brighter.

Over the past couple of years, the Historic East Village (HEV) Board has made important strides in improving our neighborhood.

Neighborhood Safety. We successfully advocated for a four-way stop sign on E. Locust and E. Fifth and are now working with the City of Des Moines and local developers to create a design plan to improve the pedestrian experience on E. Grand.

Visitor Wayfinding. We partnered with the City of Des Moines to design visitor way finding signs and parking meter stickers which will be installed this year. We also completed the fabrication of a new welcome kiosk on the corner of E. 4th and E. Locust and intend to install several more throughout the neighborhood.

Fresh Branding and Marketing. We continue to roll out new branding and marketing to encourage economic development and public awareness.

To keep the momentum, we need YOUR help!

Your Membership Makes a Difference

Your membership is vital to our neighborhood’s continued success. Your membership helps to:

  • Promote the Historic East Village as Des Moines’ most vibrant and diverse district, boasting many of the finest shopping, dining, nightlife and commerce in Iowa.
  • Improve neighborhood safety, including advocating for stop signs and more visible crosswalks.
  • Beautify the neighborhood to create a fun and welcoming destination for you and your customers. Includes:
    • Neighborhood signage
    • Holiday lights and decorations (approximately $15,000 in annual costs)

Memberships have changed and are now based on 365 days from when you sign up!

Any questions?  Contact president@eastvillagedesmoines.com

Your Membership Comes with Exclusive Benefits

Business Levels

As a Business, Developer, or Non-Profit Member, your membership benefits include:

  • One (1) vote at the HEV Annual Meeting (held every June/July).
  • One (1) featured listing on the new HEV website.
  • Promotion to 14,000+ followers of HEV social media channels (including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter) once per quarter.
  • Free Admission to HEV Socials
  • And more….

Resident Level

As a Resident Member, your membership benefits include:

  • One (1) vote at the HEV Annual Meeting (held every June/July).
  • eNews updates about events and happenings from the Village Voice newsletter. Including:
    • Free Admission to HEV Socials.
    • Invites to the quarterly HEV Forum, with exclusive educational and networking opportunities.
    • Notifications about upcoming board meetings and decisions.
    • Information about featured businesses.

Friend of the East Village Level

As a Friend of the East Village, your membership benefits include:

  • eNews updates about events and happenings from the Village Voice newsletter. Including:
    • Free Admission to HEV Socials.
    • Invites to the quarterly HEV Forum, with exclusive educational and networking opportunities.
    • Notifications about upcoming board meetings and decisions.
    • Information about featured businesses.

Sign up or Renew Today

Please click below to sign-up or renew your membership –  this process takes less 2-3 minutes.

  1. Select your membership level
  2. Enter required information
  3. Enter payment information

Some of our featured Business Members

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