From Nebraska To Everett As Economic Alliance Snohomish County Taps New Leader

January 16, 2021

Everett Economy

Everett doesn’t have a Chamber of Commerce and many of those traditional duties for the city fall to Economic Alliance Snohomish County. This week EASC announced a new leader was coming from Nebraska. Here are the details.

Garry Clark. Photo provided by EASC.

Economic Alliance Snohomish County (EASC) is excited to announce it has named Garry Clark to serve as its new President and Chief Executive Officer.

“I want to welcome Garry Clark to Snohomish County and Economic Alliance Snohomish County (EASC). We look forward to partnering with him and EASC to expand and diversify our economy. The EASC will have an even more important role as we recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. We look forward to working together to support our employers and employees,” said Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers.

Clark recently served as President and CEO of the Greater Fremont Development Council, in Fremont, Nebraska, which is tied to the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce. His recent accomplishments include being awarded the Midland Business Journal’s 40 under 40 award for his aggressive workforce housing efforts in Fremont, Nebraska.

“We are all very excited to welcome Garry and his family to Snohomish County. Our Board of Trustees collaborated in a nationwide search to find a candidate with strong economic development skills and an alignment to our vision of skillfully advocating with one voice for Snohomish County businesses,” said Paul Dolan, EASC Board Chair. “Garry’s expertise, energy, and commitment align with this strategic direction. He has the full endorsement of all those involved and we are all certain he will bring a fresh perspective, new ideas, and cohesive partnering across all sectors countywide.”

Clark will replace Chis Mefford, Interim President and CEO, who has served the last six months.

As a regional leader, Economic Alliance Snohomish County exists to be a catalyst for economic vitality resulting in stronger communities, increased job creation, expanded educational opportunities, and improved infrastructure.

“I am extremely excited and grateful, for the opportunity to lead the EASC effort in Snohomish County. I have seen first-hand, the energy of the community, and the very engaged and active leadership. While I have enjoyed my time in Nebraska, there are some exciting things taking place in Snohomish County and I can’t wait to join the effort!” said Clark.

Clark will start February 16, 2021 in his new role as the President and Chief Executive Officer.

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