About Us

Greater East Side Development is a dedicated association of residents and businesses focused on the continual improvement and development of the  Greater East Side of Des Moines Iowa.

                                    We work together to build community spirit and economical development in the Greater East Side of Des Moines by promoting the positive improvements and growth in the area. We strive to unite business and neighborhood leaders, schools, churches and other organizations to help make the East Side of Des Moines a place of growth and prosperity.

Some of our past projects have included helping schools with community gardens, band programs, holiday help for families, providing basic care items for students and advocating for businesses in our community.  We have participated in a number of community clean-up projects to help beautify the east side of Des Moines.  Some of the programs we have supported include East High's Fuel Up First, Boys Scouts of America's east side troops, Cub Scouts east side troop,  youth athletic clubs, and Salvation Army's Kids Summer Day Camps. 

It is our goal to continue to strengthen our community in any way that we can.  To find out how you can get involved feel free to email us at GESDinfo@gmail.com or sign up on our volunteer page.

Our Board

Kari Warren
Marge Ramsey
Vice President
Melissa Burkheimer
Bob Mahaffey

© 2017 GESD

PO BOX 3185 Des Moines IA 50316



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