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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 February 2016 Clive City Newsletter

 Mayors Corner 

Greetings Clive residents and business partners. 

As a follow up to the January Newsletter, on Thursday, January 7th 2016, the Clive Community Foundation presented: “Arts in Clive”!  A reception event to introduce the Clive Community Foundation and its support for local and regional art.  The Clive Public Arts Advisory Commission (PAAC) and the wonderful public art projects and initiatives sponsored by the PAAC were featured during the reception.  The Kids for Art in Clive art contest, Art Along the Trail and other public art projects within the City were highlighted. Several of the Kids for Art in Clive contest participants donated their works to a silent auction during the event with proceeds going to establish a permanent endowment for “Arts in Clive” projects and initiatives.  Renowned Iowa artist Sarah Grant was in attendance. Sarah’s work was featured with the piece at the bus stop on NW 86th Street and Franklin entitled “What We Love About Clive”. The event was hosted by NCMIC in Clive and was a tremendous success!  The silent auction generated nearly $2,000 and the Board Challenge generated $6,000, both for the establishment of a permanent endowment fund for Arts in Clive.  During the event, the Clive Community Foundation presented a grant check in the amount of $7,125.00 for the Marasco public art project, which with a little luck, will begin production in 2016. My thanks to all who supported this wonderful inaugural event.  You can visit for details of the event and how you can become involved with the Clive Community Foundation.

You may have seen notification recently (please see the article in this newsletter) of the Clive Open Forum which is a tool for citizen engagement regarding the important community issues of the day.  I would encourage you to utilize this tool as we continue to seek feedback from our residents and business partners on issues such as the Top Soil ordinance that is being considered and development of the Clive Greenbelt Master Plan.    

 Speaking of public input, the bi-annual citizen satisfaction survey will be conducted in the month of February.  This survey is one of the primary sources of feedback we obtain from residents to guide our strategic efforts within the Clive Community.  With this in mind, I would encourage citizens that receive a mailed survey to participate and make their voices heard.  Results from previous surveys are available on the City’s website at

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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