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 sixth year in a row.

The Partnership topped the annual list of the Top 25 Most Influential Boards, which appears in the 2020 Book of Lists.

The online survey of Business Record readers, which was conducted in the summer of 2019, 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.

1. Greater Des Moines Partnership
2. United Way of Central Iowa
3. Variety – The Children’s Charity
4. Animal Rescue League of Iowa Inc.
5. Make-A-Wish Foundation of Iowa
6. ChildServe
7. Blank Children’s Hospital
8. Iowa State Fair Board
9. Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines
10. Bravo Greater Des Moines
11. Polk County Board of Supervisors
12. Blank Park Zoo
13. Des Moines Arts Festival
14. Principal Charity Classic
15. Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino
16. Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau
17. Iowa Association of Business and Industry (ABI)
18. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa Inc.
19. Children and Families of Iowa
20. Youth Emergency Services & Shelter
21. EveryStep
22. Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity
23. Des Moines Performing Arts
24. Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Iowa
25. Ronald McDonald House Des Moines