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 May 2015 Clive City Newsletter

 Mayors Corner 

Avenue of Flags Program

The Clive Fire Fighter’s Association Avenue of Flags Program has proven to be a very successful and patriotic display in the City of Clive.  I have been very pleased and proud with the high level of participation by our residents in this program.  However, the success of the program has brought about its own set of challenges.  The ongoing deployment and pickup of over 400 flags on each flag holiday has become an overwhelming challenge from a labor perspective.  With this in mind, the Clive Fire Fighter’s Association is changing the Flag Program to a more manageable model for the long-term.  Rather than a $35 annual subscription with flag deployment and pickup provided, the model is changing to a $35 up-front fee that provides a flag (mounted on a pole) and a mount installed in your yard.  The flag is left with the homeowner for their self-deployment and pickup.  There is no ongoing annual fee.  If you need a new flag or flag mount, a $35 fee will apply. Thank you for your understanding as this patriotic program continues to evolve.  We hope for your continued participation and we welcome new participants.  You can obtain Avenue of Flags Program information at

Visit the Art Along the Trail Exhibit this Summer!

On May 15 the City of Clive, Clive Chamber of Commerce and the Public Art Advisory Commission (PAAC) will hold a dedication for the 2015 art exhibit along the Clive Greenbelt Trail called Art Along the Trail.  The event will be held at ReMax Precision at 2202 Woodlands Parkway starting at 4:30 p.m., and the public is invited to attend. 

This is the 4th annual exhibit where seven artists will have their work displayed for the community’s enjoyment.  The pieces are on exhibit through October and we ask for your participation in voting for your favorite art piece.  Voting will be held at the Clive Public Library throughout the summer.  The PAAC will evaluate the two pieces receiving the highest votes and recommend one of the pieces to the Clive City Council for purchase into the City’s permanent public art collection.  Last year, the City Council purchased “Seahorse” by Tim Adams and it was installed next to the Special Events Building at the Aquatic Center.

The City of Clive would like to thank Bravo of Greater Des Moines for their grant of $6,000 for the 2015 program.  The $6,000 will allow the City to provide stipends the artists selected for this year’s program.  Earlier this year the works were selected by an Art Along the Trail Selection Panel comprised of two members of the City’s Park Board, two members of the Public Art Commission, one City council member, and one representative from the Chamber of Commerce.  Below is a picture of each piece, including the artist’s name and the location the piece will be along the Clive Greenbelt Trail.  More information can be found on the City’s website.  Brochures are also available at City Hall and the Clive Public Library.

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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