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 

The City of Clive recently launched a Master Plan process for one of the City’s most significant asset: The Clive Greenbelt.  Over the next 12 months, there will be a number of opportunities and activities for you to help steer and provide feedback on the vision, goals and programming for the Greenbelt Master Plan.  

The Master Plan kicks off for the public as part of the upcoming Clive Festival, July 16-18 at the Clive Aquatic Center.  As the public enjoys festivities on Saturday, city staff and planning consultants will be on hand with iPads and a few questions – seeking your ideas for improving this critical natural asset.  The Clive Festival will also have stations sharing important information about the Greenbelt’s current conditions and draft goals for its future. I would encourage you to attend and become engaged!

Other opportunities to weigh-in include:

•     A random-sample, mail survey currently being distributed to 1,200 households in Clive;

•     In late June, the City launched an interactive web space on the City’s website for the public to address key Greenbelt questions, and

•     Early this fall, the City, in partnership with the Consulting Team and the Healthiest State Initiative will reach out to all Clive residents and Greenbelt users with an ambitious “Activate the Greenbelt” campaign. Stay tuned for more information on the campaign in the months ahead.


As we look forward to the Clive Festival, I would like to invite you to join me on Saturday, July 18 at 8:00 a.m. for a great 21 mile bike ride, taking us through the Greenbelt, east to the Walnut Creek and Bill Riley Trails, making the loop at Grey’s Lake and returning to the Clive Aquatic Center.  You may also choose to join us for a family-friendly eight-mile ride on the Greenbelt Trail.  You can register online at You may download the form or use the form provided in this newsletter, and mail with payment to: Clive Parks & Recreation, 1900 NW 114th Street, Clive, Iowa 50325.  Same-day registration is also available.   The fee is $10.00 per person and includes a one-day admission to the Clive Aquatic Center for the 2015 season and a raffle ticket for a drawing for either an adult or youth bicycle. The drawing will be held Saturday evening at the Festival.   Raffle tickets are available separately by contacting me and they will be available for purchase at the Clive Festival.  All proceeds will go to planting trees within the City of Clive.  I hope you will join us for a great ride supporting a great cause!

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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