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Greeley City Council Member Ed Clark Passes After Decades-Long Career in Public Service

Esteemed council member Ed Clark passed away on November 4 after a courageous battle with cancer. Clark’s departure marks the end of a decades-long legacy of public service in Greeley.

Clark was an integral part of the Greeley community for many years. His unwavering dedication, passion, and commitment have been instrumental in enhancing the city and making it a better place to live, work, and enjoy life.

During his tenure as the council member at large, Clark’s commitment led to significant milestones for Greeley. He spearheaded initiatives such as the implementation of the 2021 Get Outdoors Greeley Natural Areas and Trails strategic plan; an Intergovernmental agreement between the City of Greeley and the State of Colorado for the Small Business Development Center and BizHub; and endorsing the Cache Annexation. Clark supported grants for open space and recreation and for the Hope Springs plan unit development. Clark also welcomed Alquist 3D’s North American Headquarters to Greeley, underscoring his dedication to the city's growth and development.

Clark’s leadership and commitment to Greeley began during his time as Mayor from November 2007 –2009. Before his political career, Clark served the Greeley Police Department from 1997 to 2007 as a community service officer, gang investigator, and patrol officer. His prior service in law enforcement began with the City of Evans.

“Ed was a friend, colleague and servant to our community,” said Mayor John Gates. “His legacy will echo through the generations to come. His selfless service and dedication to improving our city will forever be remembered. On behalf of the City Council and City staff, I offer my condolences to Ed’s family.”


Release Date:
Nov 13, 2023

Jaqueline Villegas, communication and engagement manager  

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