1979 - Present
He also presently represents the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) as elected alternate to the board of the National Water Resources Association.Director Clark helped form the Irvine Unified School District and served as charter chairman of the Irvine City Planning Commission. He served as a director of the Irvine Ranch Water District from 1977 to 1981 and was the first elected director to serve as president.An early member of the Orange County Press Club, Director Clark was a writer and columnist for several newspapers, including the Los Angeles Times, before becoming the first public information officer for the University of California, Irvine. He later became executive assistant to a member of the Orange County Board of Supervisors and was president and owner of a public relations consulting firm. Among several other campaigns, he managed a successful state-wide bond issue campaign that financed the start-up of UC-Irvine and several other campuses of higher education.After serving in the US Army post WWII, Director Clark earned a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of California, Berkeley, and attended Hastings College of Law in San Francisco. A native of California, he is a long-time resident of Orange County, now residing with his wife, Margaret, in Irvine.