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Ray Clark, HABD’s New face

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Ray Clarkby Cheryl Eldridge

Ray Clark  of Birmingham has been appointed to the Housing Authority of Birmingham District (HABD) Board of Commissioners. He will serve as a Commissioner under his five- year term appointment.
Mayor William Bell  welcomes him for his “willingness to serve and take on very  important assignments as Birmingham looks ahead with making notable advancement in housing. Bell said he also looks forward to making the HABD one of the premier  housing institutions in this country.
Mr. Clark is the founder of RiverCrossing Strategies, a consortium dedicated to working at the intersection of economic development and environmental conservation. RiverCrossing Strategies clients include American Indian Tribes, counties,  cities, and federal agencies. Ray also founded The Clark Group, a Washington based consortium of senior level science and policy professionals specializing in environmental and energy matters. He was formerly the Assistant Secretary of the Army (acting) and the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Installations and Environment) where he was responsible for all the U.S. Army facilities worldwide and steward of more than 14 million acres. He was responsible for military construction, family housing, all real estate transactions and the environmental and natural resource management program. Mr. Clark was also responsible for base closure and transitioning excess military property to economic development. Prior to his appointment to this position, Mr. Clark was Associate Director at the White House Council of Environmental Quality where he acted as advisor to the President, the Chairman of CEQ and Senior White House Staff.
Mr. Clark is a past recipient of the prestigious National Environmental Quality Award. He is co-editor of two books on environmental policy. He holds a Master of Environmental Management degree from Duke University, where he leads the Duke Environmental Leadership Program in NEPA and is the Chair of Duke’s NEPA Certificate Program.