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 October 2015 Clive City Newsletter

 Mayors Corner 

As part of the Greenbelt Master Plan process, the City of Clive has recently completed a Quality of Life Survey.  This survey gives us a snap-shot of how our residents feel the City is providing key services to the community with the Greenbelt Trail, integrated system of parks and the Library.  The survey also provides a gauge of the value our residents place on these community assets.  You can log on the for the complete survey results on the Greenbelt Master Plan webpage.  We had a 30% response rate for the survey which is well above industry averages and some key findings are well worth noting:

  1. 9 in 10 Clive residents rank the Greenbelt as Excellent/Good.

  2. 7 in 10 would rather see taxes increased than Greenbelt and Park services reduced. 

  3. Clive residents want to maintain current quality of life service levels and programs for the Greenbelt, Parks and library.

  4. Short-term priorities are maintaining/replacing the Greenbelt Trail (repaving), stabilizing Walnut Creek and providing more neighborhood connections to the Greenbelt Trail. 

 bike trail 2By the time you read this column, we will have conducted a public open house themed by “Activate the Greenbelt” where we invite residents to participate and create the Greenbelt of the future.  This is just another way that we are gaining feedback from our residents about the future amenities and design of the Greenbelt system going forward.

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As I write this column, the section of trail from Country Club to Campbell Park is essentially complete and I am very pleased with the outcome of this project.  This is part of a multi-year approach of reinvesting in the Greenbelt by replacing sections of the trail making them wider and safer for resident use.  I am very pleased with the planning efforts and significant investments we are making to our largest community asset.  There will be more to come!

As always, it is an honor and a privilege to serve as your Mayor.  Please do not hesitate to contact me directly with any questions you may have. 

Scott Cirksena
Phone: (515) 223-6220

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