Declan Clausen was first elected to Council at a by-election in 2015 and was elected for a third consequtive term in December 2021.
He is a representative of the Australian Labor Party.
Cr Clausen was elected to the role of Deputy Lord Mayor in September 2017, re-elected in August 2018 and August 2020.
Cr Clausen holds a BEng (Hons I) from the University of Newcastle and has completed a Masters of Sustainable Urban Development at the University of Oxford.
He additionally holds qualifications as a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Certificate IV in leadership and management, and has completed the Bloomberg Harvard Cities Leadership Initiative at the Harvard Business School and Kennedy School of Government.
Cr Clausen is particularly interested in sustainability and environmental conservation, urban amenity and planning, and the City’s Smart City program.
Qualifications: BEng (Hons I) (Newcastle), MSc (with Merit) (Oxon), GAICD, JP
Membership on Advisory Committees:
⁃ Chair, Strategy and Innovation Advisory Committee
⁃ Member, Asset Advisory Committee
⁃ Member, Youth Advisory Committee (Youth Council)
Membership on External Committees:
⁃ Member, Hunter Joint Organisation Regional Economic Transition Standing Committee
⁃ Member, NSW Public Libraries Association
Years of service - five.