Public Participation

The MPO provides a continuous, cooperative, and comprehensive planning process for the area. As part of this process, the MPO solicits public review and comment on the work, projects, and products that it creates and proposes.

The MPO’s public participation process is outlined in the Public Participation Plan. The process aims to provide citizens, stakeholder groups, and other interested parties with reasonable opportunities to be involved in planning processes.

Public Participation Plan


Public asked for feedback on updated DRAFT Public Participation Plan and Language Assistance Plan

The public is invited to review and provide feedback on two updated documents, the Public Participation Plan and the Language Assistance Plan. Feedback is being collected through Wednesday, March 31.

Feedback can be provided via email by clicking here, or by phone at 515-334-0075, or by mail to MPO, 420 Watson Powell Jr. Way #200, Des Moines, IA 50309.

Additionally, the public can share feedback during a virtual public meeting starting at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, 2021. Login information can be requested by calling the MPO office at 515-334-0075.


Ways to Get Involved

There are multiple ways for people to get involved in the MPO, including:

Language Assistance Program

The Language Assistance Plan (LAP) seeks to ensure that individuals with limited English proficiency have meaningful access to the transportation planning process.

MPO Language Assistance Plan 2015

Translation Services

The Des Moines Area MPO offers translation services to non-English speaking members of the public who wish to participate in the MPO’s public meetings, programs or other planning activities. For more information, click here.