Watrous Heights Neighborhood Association

Our WHNA By-Laws state "The purpose of this association is to promote the social welfare of the Watrous Heights Neighborhood Association area by bringing about civic betterment and social improvements for the common good and general welfare of the Community."

Much of what we do is accomplished through the information we provide on this website, the relevant emails we provide to specific neighbors, the knowledgeable featured guest speakers that we bring in to provide our WHNA neighbors timely information, and the information our WHNA neighbors provide to us regarding where we can be the most help.

We currently have three support people from different departments of the City that provide the latest relevant information to our neighbors, answer their questions and help us to reach the best solutions. If you participate in our meetings, you will get to know these three. You will learn they are key to what we are able to accomplish.

Des Moines Police Neighborhood Based Service Delivery

The NBSD Officer working with Watrous Heights Neighborhood Association is:

Sergeant Lance Ripperger

                                                          Office (515) 283-4924

                                                           Cell    (515) 991-8414

                                            ljripperger@dmgov.org

City of Des Moines Neighborhood Inspection Division

The Inspector working with Watrous Heights Neighborhood Association is:

Joshua Raleigh

                                                          Office (515) 283-4115

                                                           Cell    (515) 577-5713

                                            jcraleigh@dmgov.org

City of Des Moines Park and Recreation Supervisor and Environmental Educator

The Park and Rec Guy working with Watrous Heights Neighborhood Association is:

Joel M. Van Roekel

                                                          Office (515) 248-6369

                                                           Cell    (515) 681-2027

                                            jmvanroekel@dmgov.org

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