Clive Strategic Plan

Clive Plan 2013 - 2018 - 2027

In 2012 the Clive Mayor and City Council, along with the City's Management Team, went through an extensive strategic planning process to determine the vision, mission statement, core beliefs and action items for the City of Clive to focus on for the next 15 years.  The process included citizen input through a Citizen Summit held in June 2012 and survey results from the 2012 Citizen Satisfaction Survey held in April 2012.

September 5th, 2013 - Strategic Plan Progress (City Council Update)

The City Council approved an update to the Clive Strategic Plan following their annual strategic planning retreat in early August 2013.  A new list of action items were identified in the Policy and Management Agendas.  The documentation below notes the results of this strategic plan update process and a list of action ideas for the next year.


Vision 2027 - "Desired Destination for Clive"

  • Clive 2027 is a beautiful, safe and distinctive city with great residential neighborhoods.
  • Clive 2027 provides exceptional family living and opportunities for personal wellness.
  • Clive 2027 has the Clive Greenbelt, a town center for all to enjoy, and a revitalized 86th Street Urban Neighborhood.

We take pride in Clive!


Mission - "Responsibilities of City Government"

The City of Clive's mission is to provide high quality, customer valued municipal services in a financially responsible manner through a dedicated workforce resulting in satisfied customers and a sustainable Clive community, accomplished through cost effective delivery, forward thinking and continuous improvement.


Plan 2018 - "Map to Clive's Destination"

City of Clive Goals for 2017

  • Financially Sound City Providing Services Valued by Residents
  • Great Place to Live: The Premier Location for Families
  • Vibrant Corridors and Town Center
  • Upgrade City Facilities and Infrastructure


Core Beliefs - "Expectations of City Employees"           

We  Serve 
 We are  Productive 
 We act with  Integrity
 We take  Responsibility 
We are  Innovative 
 We practice  Teamwork 


Execution - "Route for Next Year"

Policy Agenda 2013-14

Management Agenda 2013-14

Top Priority     

  • Budget and Financial Stability Plan
  • Town Center Neighborhood Master Plan and Development
  • Comprehensive Plan and Land Use Policy
  • Government Center Development
  • Greenbelt Trail Improvements, Direction, Funding
  • Leisure Services Department: Development
  • Police Negotiations and Labor Contract
  • Fire Standard of Coverage: Funding, Development
  • Affordable Healthcare Act: City Plan and Insurance Adjustment
  • Walnut Creek Watershed Regional Authority

High Priority      

  • Salary Matrix Recalibration/Performance Evaluation System
  • Community Engagement in Metro Activities
  • Clive-Waukee Boundary Agreement
  • 86th Area Project for 2014
  • Greenbelt Trail and Park System
  • Moderate Priority
  • Human Resource Officer: Funding
  • WestPet Facility Development

  • Economic Development Action Plan: Implementation and Reporting
  • Bi-Annual Citizen Satisfaction Survey
  • Citywide Business License Program Evaluation
  • Crime-Free Multi-Housing Initiative
  • Fire/Building Code Update: Adoption



The following are the supplemental documents that explain the six-month process the City of Clive engaged in to development the Clive 2012 - 2017 - 2027 Plan.

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