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Judi Brown Clarke

At-Large Council Member
2016 Council President


Judi Brown Clarke, Ph.D was first elected to the Lansing City Council on November 5, 2013.

Judi Brown Clarke is the Diversity Director for the National Science Foundation's Bio-Computational Evolution in Action Consortium (BEACON) Center at Michigan State University. Some of her responsi

In addition to academic success, Judi has experienced great athletic success. In the 400-Meter Hurdles event, she is a five-time National Champion and silver medalist in the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, California. She has held numerous national records, and still owns an unbroken World Record as a member of the distance medley relay team. She is a member of the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame, Michigan State University Hall of Fame, and was named as one of the "Athletes of the Year," specifically "1987 Sportswoman of the Year" by Sports Illustrated magazine. Judi has been honored to carry the Olympic torch on its tour across America. She is the President U.S. Olympic Association: Michigan Chapter; member of U.S. Olympic Committee's Diversity Workgroup; and member of U.S. Olympic Committee's Paralympian Engagement Taskforce.bilities include the recruitment/retention/mentoring of students and faculty, grant writing and securing external funding, teaching and facilitating workshops, programming and project development, and networking with collaborative partners. She holds a bachelor's degree in Audiology & Speech Science, a Masters' degree in Education, and doctorate degree in Public Policy and Administration.

Judi is a wife (Judge Hugh Clarke) and mother of three boys (Dorian, Mychael, and Antonio). She has completed fellowships with the National Children's Defense Fund; Zero to Three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and their Families; and the Michigan Education Policy Fellowship Program. She is a Sunday school teacher at St. Paul's Episcopal Church of Lansing, and is very active in her community:

  • America's Edge: Michigan - Executive Committee
  • Children's Central (Children's Trust Fund/MSU) – Advisory Board
  • Intercultural Education Network - Advisory Board
  • Girls 2 Women Conference - Advisory Board
  • Great Lakes Girls Collaborative Project - Advisory Board
  • Ingham County Women's Commission – Past Chair
  • Ingham County Women's Foundation – Vice-President
  • Mildred B. Erikson Fellowship Board of Directors – Chair
  • Michigan After-School Partnership – Past President
  • Michigan Speech & Language Pathology Licensing Board

Judi has an unquenchable thirst for knowledge...

Committees and Boards:

In 2016 Council Member Brown Clarke serves on the following Committees and Boards:

  • Committee of the Whole-Chairperson
  • Committee on Intergovernmental Relations-Vice Chairperson
  • Committee on Development & Planning-Member
  • Committee on Ways & Means - Chairperson
  • Committee on Personnel - Vice Chairperson
  • Ad Hoc On Land Contracts and Rental Housing
Contact Information

City Council Office: (517) 483-4180
City Council Fax: (517) 483-7630
Email: judi.brownclarke@lansingmi.gov

Term Expires: 12/31/2017

Sherrie Boak
Office Manager
Lansing City Council
124 W Michigan Ave.
10th Floor City Hall
Lansing , MI 48933
Ph: 517-483-4177
Fax: 517-483-7630

Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.