UW News

April 2, 2015

Sally Clark named UW director of regional and community relations

UW News

Sally J. Clark, who has served on the Seattle City Council since February 2006, has been appointed director of regional and community relations at the University of Washington, effective May 18, 2015.

“I am thrilled to welcome Sally to the University,” said Randy Hodgins, UW vice president for external affairs. “She brings a wealth of leadership experience to the office not only from her time on the Seattle City Council, but also in her neighborhood and economic development work. All of us are looking forward to the creative ideas and energy she will bring to the university.”


Sally Clark

Clark is wrapping up nearly a decade of Seattle City Council service and announced in February that she would not seek reelection. She most recently served as the chair of the Council’s Committee on Housing Affordability, Human Services, and Economic Resiliency. She also worked on local hiring for city construction projects and the city’s minimum wage legislation. She served as council president from 2012 to 2013, and, among other appointments, serves as vice president of the Puget Sound Regional Council Economic Development District.

Prior to joining the city council, Clark was director of community resources at the Lifelong AIDS Alliance, a nonprofit agency serving people living with HIV/AIDS in King County. She held several legislative aide positions, as well as neighborhood development posts, from 1997 to 2004.

As UW’s director of regional and community relations, Clark will lead the University’s effort to link with surrounding neighborhoods, civic groups and local government. The Office of Regional & Community Relations works to build collaborative relationships between these groups through information sharing, and looks for new opportunities to match the UW’s academic capital with needs in the region and community.

Clark’s annual salary will be $155,000.