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Uniquely Urbandale, it is more than the City’s logo, it is our culture.  Urbandale is a modern suburb that has not forgotten its small-town charm.   Urbandale is known for our safe streets and neighborhoods, our rich parks and recreational trails, and business opportunities and places to work.  Urbandale is a community that has something for everyone.  You are invited to browse this website to learn more about Urbandale.  For more information, please feel free to contact the City at (515) 278-3900 or by email.

What's New – Urbandale News and Announcements
Urbandale Public Art Committee Seeks Members

Urbandale, IA – July 28, 2014 – The City of Urbandale seeks to fill two openings on the Urbandale Public Art Committee. Committee members are appointed by the Mayor and work to establish and implement community and public art projects in Urbandale. The areas of focus within the committee include marketing and communications, logistics, and fundraising. The committee meets the second Tuesday of each month at noon at the Urbandale City Hall. Members must be Urbandale residents and be willing to serve a three-year term.

The application deadline is September 30. Interested individuals should complete the online application online at www.urbandale.org/boards-and-commissions.cfm. “The Public Art Committee is making a huge impact on the development of public art within Urbandale,” said Jan Herke, Director of Urbandale Parks and Recreation. “We are seeking two new members who will keep the momentum moving forward and share our passion for integrating public art into our community!” 

The Public Art Committee also oversees and selects the pieces for The Urbandale Art Park. The Art Park opened in spring 2013 as a permanent outdoor sculpture park with annually changing exhibits. Four exhibits are currently on display. The Art Park is located at 3600 86th Street, just south of Douglas Avenue and the Urbandale City Hall in Urbandale. For more information please contact Jan Herke, Director of Parks and Recreation at the Parks and Recreation office 515-331-6793 or jherke@urbandale.org
 

Police Release Name in Fatal Accident

On September 22, 2014 at 8:45 the Urbandale Police and Fire Departments were dispatched to Meredith and 62nd street on a serious one vehicle accident. An east bound vehicle left the roadway, struck a utility pole, and landed on its top. The driver was the only occupant of the vehicle and he did not survive.  The crash remains under investigation but preliminary results indicate the victim suffered a medical issue.  The deceased has been identified as: Mr. Greg Scharnberg – 69 year old Urbandale Resident.  The community offers its condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Scharnberg.  

Urbandale Wins Voice of the People Award

Urbandale wins the Voice of the People Award for Excellence in Built Environment.  Based on responses from The National Citizen Survey™ (The NCS™), residents of Urbandale report the highest levels of satisfaction with built environment compared with responses from all other jurisdictions participating in The NCS™.  

The NCS™ is a community assessment tool that reports resident opinions and satisfaction with local government and services based on a scientific and representative sample to inform budgeting, performance measurement and program planning.  

The Voice of the People Awards are presented by the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and National Research Center, Inc. (NRC) to recognize the highest quality from the perspectives of the residents themselves in the areas of community engagement, safety, mobility, foundations of livability, recreation and wellness, education and enrichment, natural environment, built environment, and economy.  Visit www.n-r-c.com to learn more about Voice of the People and National Research Center.

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