Richard L. Clark
Rich Clark has served on City Council since 1997, was Mayor Pro Tem from 1999 – 2001 and from 2003 – 2005. Rich was born in Detroit and raised in Hazel Park, where he attended Hazel Park schools. He finished his High School education in the Air Force, where he served four years as an Aircraft Mechanic. He served a 4 year apprenticeship for machine repair. Rich is a graduate of RET’s Electronic School, Vicker’s Hydraulic School, and Dale Carnegie. He also holds apprentice counseling papers for Drug & Alcohol Abuse Counseling from Madonna College.
During his extensive involvement with the community, Rich was in the Madison Heights Police Reserves for 30 years, a Boy Scout Leader for 7 years, Spartan Little League Football Coach for 6 years, Little League Baseball Coach for 7 years, served as a Court Probation Officer at the 43rd District Court for 12 years, and has also served on both the Zoning Board of Appeals and Madison Heights Crime Commission.
Currently, Rich is a member of the Gateway Board of Directors, has been the Council Representative to the Madison Heights Police Reserves for the past five years, Council Representative to the Crime Commission for 2 years, and Council Representative to the Senior Citizens Board of Directors for 3 years. Rich also serves on the Madison Heights Family Coalition Board, was a volunteer at the Little House on Hales, volunteered for the Madison Heights Leaf Raking Program, and served as the President of the Madison Heights/Hazel Park Chamber of Commerce.
Rich and his wife Lois have three children – Pam, Denise and Rick, and seven grandchildren. Rich has lived in Madison Heights for over 43 years. When his busy schedule permits, he enjoys fishing and restoring cars in his spare time.