Who we are?
From Washington, D.C. to Rural Nebraska. I focus on my experiences from the Inner-city of D.C. to becoming a National Champion Runner at a Small Rural College!
City Slicker to Rural Developer!
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.
Here is my Brief BIO!
Garry Clark, a native of Washington, D.C. has worked as the Cuming County Economic Development Director for the last 6 years in Northeast Nebraska. Prior to Clark's recent move to the Nebraska Investment Finance Authority (NIFA) where he serves as the Nebraska Opportunity Fund Manager, Clark worked in the communities of Bancroft, Beemer, West Point and Wisner.
Clark has served as the Northeast Development Network Chair and as a board member for the Center for Rural Affairs. Clark also served on the Franciscan Care Services hospital board in West Point, NE. Clark led the development program for a county population of 9,000 from it's inception in 2010 to 2016. He promoted and supported the efforts of the communities of Bancroft, Beemer, West Point and Wisner.
Clark often serves as a public speaker to those in rural and urban Nebraska, as he focuses on the effort to maintain the sustainability of rural Nebraska.
Clark received his BA in Sociology from Dana College, Blair, N.E. 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, Clark was inducted into the Dana College Hall of Fame for Track and Field in 2010. He holds nine records (most ever in the school’s history) and was the first male National Champion for Dana College.
Prior to Cuming County, Clark started out as a City Planner-Main Street manager and Economic Development Specialist in Florida and in Washington, D.C.