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 November 2014 Clive City Newsletter

 Mayors Corner 

There are many positive initiatives occurring every day in the City of Clive and as such, it is incumbent upon us to find new and innovative ways to gain citizen input on important issues.  With this in mind, I am pleased to announce the new Clive Open Forum, online engagement platform.  This new forum is designed in a way to have civil discussion on issues and ensure there is follow through on communication of the ultimate outcome, hence the need for registering on the site.  The initial subject on the platform is the Home Occupation ordinance.  We anticipate using the Forum to generate feedback on the Clive Greenbelt Master Plan and our Comprehensive Plan work later this year, among other topics.  I would encourage you to go to  to learn more about the Open Forum.

I am very pleased to announce that Tom Murphy has been named Clive’s Citizen of the year for 2014.  Tom has volunteered his time to our community over the last four years serving as Chair of the Public Arts Advisory Commission (PAAC).  His leadership was instrumental in maintaining the momentum of the Clive Public Arts Program during a time of transition to new commission members and staff support.  Through his leadership, the PAAC started two new programs, one for children called “Kids for Art in Clive” and the widely recognized “Art Along the Trail” program.  The quality of life in Clive has been enhanced by people like Tom Murphy and we are grateful for his gift of public service. 

Clive has been recognizing a Citizen of the Year since 1979, initially by the Clive Community Development Association, then by the Clive Chamber and then by the Lions Club.  This is the second year that the Clive Lions Club has collaborated with the Clive Chamber in recognizing the Citizen of The Year and the Business of the Year.  The Clive Chamber Business of the Year for 2014 is Fareway Stores, Inc.  We wish Store Director Kevin McCormick and his crew all the best with this special recognition!

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. 

Scott Cirksena
Phone: (515) 223-6220

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