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 August 2015 Clive City Newsletter

 Mayors Corner 

The City of Clive experienced record flooding in the early morning hours of Thursday, June 25th.  In light of such circumstances, there are not enough words to express our sympathy and concern for all of our residents and business partners that experienced damage from this storm.  Our staff, from the public works, parks, police and fire departments worked tirelessly through the night to monitor conditions, rescue victims from the flash flood from North Walnut Creek and then turned to the second wave of this disaster from Walnut Creek.  As it turned out, multiple residents had to be rescued during this second wave as well.  Our crews worked diligently to clean and reopen University Boulevard, Swanson Boulevard and NW 86th Street as quickly and as safely as possible the same day of the storm event.  

The accelerated timing of this storm, intensity, and the sequence of events made it a very difficult situation for our crews on the ground working to assist our residents and businesses.  Going forward, we will be working with our friends at Polk County regarding the overall responsiveness and coverage of the Code Red advisory system.  We are also working internally to determine what we could have done better to rescue residents and battle two successive flash floods within about a three hour period of time.  

There will be more facts that come to light during our analysis of response efforts but we will reserve judgment until all relevant facts are known and understood.  I am proud of all of the efforts and decisions made by our City Management, department managers and staff that worked to battle this impossible situation in a very compressed period of time.  We will now resolve to continue the restoration effort across our community that will take considerable resources to implement.  Collectively, our thoughts and prayers go out to all of our residents and businesses affected by this storm and we wish for their continued strength and for a speedy recovery from this record-setting disaster.

The Clive Festival Turns 40!

The 40th annual Clive Festival was held July 16-18 at the Clive Aquatic Center.  This is a remarkable milestone to achieve 40 consecutive years of providing our residents and visitors with a community celebration that we can all be proud of.  My thanks go out the Festival Committee members, volunteers and City staff that work hard to ensure this event happens year after year.

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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