About Us

Central Iowans can rely on the organization for fair, impartial analysis.”

Bruce Kelley
EMC Insurance Companies
Chief Executive Officer 28 years, retired

Our Mission:

The Taxpayers Association of Central Iowa (TACI) is an independent, non-partisan membership organization dedicated to fostering efficient, effective local government in the greater Des Moines area.  We bring a data-driven, independent perspective to the tax issues facing central Iowans. We advocate for our members’ interests with a focus on moving the region toward a sustainable tax environment.  Research, education, advocacy and community leadership are the primary means by which we accomplish our mission.  In doing so, we contribute to a strong quality of life at an affordable cost.

Our goals are to be…

  • a trusted and visible source of information for taxpayers about local government financial issues and local government performance;
  • a strong source of support for local officials in identifying and pursuing opportunities that promote efficiency;
  • a leader in moving intergovernmental cooperative efforts that result in better service for less cost; and
  • a viable association with engaged members and monetary support sufficient to carry out the mission.