The board of the Greater Des Moines Partnership has been voted by Business Record readers as the most influential board in Greater Des Moines for the fifth year in a row.

The Partnership topped the annual list of the Top 25 Most Influential Boards, which appears in the 2019 Book of Lists.

The online survey of Business Record readers, which was conducted in the summer of 2018, asked participants which board they believe is the most influential and asked them to pick nine other boards that they also perceived to be influential.

The votes were tallied and IP addresses were analyzed, much as we do for Best of Des Moines, to remove suspicious voting and obvious attempts to fraudulently influence rankings.

25 Most Influential Boards:
1. Greater Des Moines Partnership
2. United Way of Central Iowa
3. Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines
4. Bravo Greater Des Moines
5. Variety – the Children’s Charity
6. ChildServe
7. Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau
8. Animal Rescue League of Iowa Inc.
9. Iowa State Fair Board
10. Polk County Board of Supervisors
11. Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Iowa
12. Principal Charity Classic
13. Blank Children’s Hospital
14. Des Moines Art Center
15. Drake University Board of Trustees
16. Des Moines Arts Festival
17. Blank Park Zoo Foundation Inc.
18. Iowa Association of Business and Industry (ABI)
19. Make-A-Wish Foundation of Iowa
20. Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino
21. Des Moines Performing Arts
22. Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)
23. Iowa Public Radio
24. Board of Regents, State of Iowa
25. Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Iowa Inc.

The Business Record also released its list of the Top 25 Most Influential Business Leaders. See the list here

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