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 

I am very pleased to announce the establishment and launch of the Clive Community Foundation (CCF).  The purpose of the Foundation is to connect Clive residents and businesses to initiatives within our community and to facilitate philanthropic support.  The CCF is actively identifying needs within three core areas: 1) Quality of Life Initiatives (public art, parks and trails); 2) Community Health Needs (food bank, nutrition and healthy living education); 3) Community Collaboration (engagement with service organizations and collaboration with other cities for mutual benefit). The Clive Community Foundation (CCF) is an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines which lends expertise in the areas of fund investment and giving strategies for the Foundation and its donors.  The mission of the Foundation is to “ignite philanthropy through education, advocacy and pride in our beautiful, safe and distinct City”.  This is accomplished through the establishment of permanent endowments to assist with long-term funding of key community initiatives.  Contributions to any of these permanent endowments qualify for a 25% Endow Iowa Tax Credit which provides additional incentive to give back to our community.  With the official launch, the CCF will be actively supporting two signature projects: 1) Establishment of a food bank within the City of Clive complimented by educational programing; 2) The Morasco Public Art Project which will be located on the East side of NW 128th and Woodlands Parkway.  The CCF will also begin work immediately to strengthen our existing civic groups and local service providers such as the Lions Club, Clive Jaycees, Green and Sustainable Clive, Clive Festival, Police Benevolent Society, Clive Historical Society, Clive Firefighters Association, Friends of the Library, Clive Chamber of Commerce and the Good Idea Club.  I think the establishment of the Clive Community Foundation will prove to be a significant resource in our community and I want to thank the new Board of Directors for their tireless work and commitment to the greater good of our community.  You can learn more by visiting 

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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