FuseDSM Quarterly Breakfast - Des Moines Development Update with Deputy City Manager Matt Anderson
The FuseDSM Quarterly Breakfast is in place of the Monthly Luncheon in February. We are holding a breakfast meeting quarterly to open up attendance to those members that may not be able to make the regularly scheduled luncheon due to conflicts. Each month the Chamber invites a dynamic speaker to provide timely information affecting our community, insight on issues concerning the community, or inspirational stories which resonate within the community.
There is networking time prior to the start of the program. Breakfast is a buffet so you will be free to network prior to filling your plate! This is the quarterly event you do not want to miss to maintain those important relationships with your fellow members.
Des Moines Development Update
Join Deputy City Manager Matt Anderson to discuss and explore the development trends and highlights for 2023 in Des Moines.
Matt Anderson, Deputy City Manager
After 10 successful years in real estate development and asset management, Matt joined the City’s Office of Economic Development in 2002. During the next 10 years, he guided Des Moines through $1 billion of downtown residential development and unprecedented job growth. The ensuing addition of hospitality, entertainment, and cultural assets have landed Des Moines on countless national top-10 lists.
Matt moved to the City Manager’s Office as Assistant City Manager in 2012, where he continued to oversee economic development efforts and integrated that experience with an expanded roll with the City’s Engineering, Community Development, and Housing departments.
Matt was appointed Deputy City Manager in 2018, serving as the City’s chief operating officer. Maintaining the cohesive collaboration of a dozen City departments ensures citizen and business interests are equitably aligned and the City’s strategic plan goals are at the forefront of all decisions.
When not working to transform Des Moines, Matt and his wife enjoy their time as downtown residents and training for Ironman triathlons and marathons.