City Boards and Commissions

Clive's various Boards and Commissions are local representative bodies, selected and appointed from among active and involved members of the community.   Each community board has been established to advise/assist the Council and or seek public input on a variety of issues in the community.  From cultivating cultural awareness to charting the City's growth and development, boards and commissions play an important roll in local governance! 

The City of Clive desires to have diverse representation on the City’s boards and commissions to reflect the age, race/ethnicity and gender of the Clive community.  In addition, the City would like to encourage the integration of new ideas and perspectives on the City’s boards and commissions through term limits for board and commission members.  Click here to view Appointment Policy Statement.

Please click here to fill out an application.


Board of Adjustment
The Board of Adjustment is established to hear and decide appeals where it is alleged there is an error in any order, requirement, decision or determination made by the Community Development Director in the enforcement of the City Zoning Ordinance.

Building Code Appeals Board
The Clive Building Code Appeals Board (BCAB) is empowered by Iowa law and by ordinance to hear requests for variance(s) and to make decisions on said requests pertaining to the Building Regulations. 

Civil Service Commission
The Civil Service Commission oversees the testing, hiring, and appeal of discipline for police officers.

Library Board
The Library Board of Trustees is established to set policy for the operation of the library. 

Parks Board
The Parks and Recreation Board is an advisory board established to guide and advise staff on the needed facilities to provide open recreational areas and community facilities.

Planning and Zoning Commission
The Planning and Zoning Commission acts as an advisory board to the City Council on land use and zoning matters. 

Public Arts Advisory Commission
The Clive Public Arts Advisory Commission acts in an advisory capacity to the City Council on matters pertaining to visual public art within the city.




Board of Adjustment




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