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Meet the Mayor: Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie

2014-02-01, Department, by Samantha Bartram

Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie (center, wearing gray) addresses a crowd before the Mayor’s Annual Ride for Trails.Des Moines, Iowa, Mayor Frank Cownie has felt a personal investment in the health and well-being of his city since childhood. Born and raised in the town he now governs, Cownie recalls his first “job” — picking up discarded cigarette butts with his father e....

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