A Message From The Mayor...
Scott Cirksena was re-elected Mayor at the election held November 5, 2013. Mayor Cirksena’s term will expire in 2017.
Mr. Cirksena is serving his second full term as Mayor. He previously served on the Clive City Council from November 2003 to December 2009. He is currently employed as a Senior District Sales Manager for Kenworth Truck Co., a Division of Paccar, Incorporated.
Today, Mr. Cirksena represents the City of Clive on the Metro Advisory Council (MAC), the Board of BRAVO Greater Des Moines, the Central Iowa Regional Drinking Water Commission (CIRDWC), Dallas County Mayors, Mid-Iowa Association of Local Governments (MIALG) and the Dallas County Foundation. In addition to these activities, Mr. Cirksena is a member of the Clive Lions Club, The Clive Historical Society and the Iowa Motor Truck Association. He also served on the Governor’s Transportation 2020 Citizen Advisory Commission in 2011. He and his wife Julie and children Mackenzie and Ben reside at 16330 Boston Parkway.
From the March 2014 Clive City Newsletter
As you know, one of the priorities for the City of Clive in 2014 is the proposed Clive Town Center project along the 114th Street corridor. This project would provide a true city center to serve as a community destination and focal point for Clive – a place where entertainment, recreation, shopping, and daily living mix seamlessly.
We truly appreciate the more than 200 individuals that braved a cold January evening to attend our Clive Town Center Open House on January 22. Over the past year, the City of Clive, City Council, Steering Committee members, and development consultants have been creating concepts and plans for the proposed Town Center project. The objective of the Open House was to share their efforts with the public and begin to gather feedback to develop a destination that will transform the heart of the Clive community.
Your interest and feedback for the project is truly valued. Moving forward, we continue to make progress and gather feedback to help us better serve Clive’s needs into the future. If you haven’t had an opportunity to share your feedback, please visit CliveTownCenter.com and click ‘provide feedback’ in the left menu toolbar. We know Clive is a community filled with engaged residents, so thank you in advance for being a participant in building our city.
Once all the feedback has been received and revisions to the concept have been adjusted in the plan, the next step in the process will be releasing the request for qualifications (RFQ). One of the key components of the Clive Town Center project is the identification of a private development partner that the City of Clive will work with to make the project a reality. From the beginning of this project, the City Council has directed it to be a public-private partnership where the City’s investment in facilities and infrastructure is leveraging private investment for economic development.
We hope you’ll continue to seek information on the Clive Town Center project. I encourage you to follow the City of Clive Facebook page at Facebook.com/CityofClive for updates on the project, as well as community happenings and news. You can also sign up for our e-newsletter that is focused on this development project at cityofclive.com.
As always, it is an honor and a privilege to serve as your Mayor. Please feel free to contact me directly with any questions you may have.