Garry Clark

Writer. Poet. Impact Speaker.

My journey in life has provided me with experiences that have helped to shape the lives of those who have met me. From very humble beginnings to tremendous experiences and opportunities in the Midwest and “Good Life” of Urban and Rural Nebraska. Providing individuals with stories that help shape my journey and experiences.

Garry’s Story

Garry is currently the Executive Director of the Greater Fremont Development Council (GFDC) in Fremont, Nebraska. Prior to his GFDC role, he worked as the Nebraska Investment Finance Authority’s (NIFA) Opportunity Fund Manager in Omaha. Before that, Garry served as Cuming County’s Economic Development Director for five years in Northeast Nebraska.

In November 2018, Garry received the 40 Under 40 Award from the Midland Business Journal, primarily for his work in raising nearly $2 million to fund a Rural Workforce Housing Program in Dodge County, Nebraska. Garry is the 2nd Vice President of the National Rural Economic Developers Association and serves as a board member on the Nebraska Economic Development Association’s Board of Directors.

Garry received his Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Dana College in Blair, Nebraska, and his Master of Science in Urban Studies/Public Administration from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Although his Alma mater (Dana College) is no more, Garry was inducted into the Dana College Hall of Fame for Track and Field in 2010. He holds 11 records (most ever in the school’s history) and was the first male National Champion for Dana College. Garry still holds a Cross Country record at Montgomery Blair High School, after 20 years away from his old high school.

Prior to his work in Nebraska, Clark’s early career included serving as a City Planner / Main Street Manager and Economic Development Specialist in Florida, Maryland, and in Washington, D.C.

Highlights

Executive Director, Greater Fremont Development Council

Published Author

Public Speaker focused on maintaining the sustainability of rural Nebraska

40 Under 40 Award from Midland Business Journal

B.A. in Sociology from Dana College

M.S. in Urban Studies/Public Administration from University of Nebraska, Omaha

Dana College Hall of Fame for Track and Field

First male National Champion for Dana College

Still an avid runner

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