Declan Clausen was first elected to Council at a by-election in 2015 and is a representative of the Australian Labor Party.
He has served continuously as the City’s Deputy Lord Mayor since September 2017 and has been re-elected to serve for the duration of the current council term.
Declan is an energetic and committed Novocastrian who is passionate about sustainability, equality and the development of the City.
He holds a Masters in Sustainable Urban Development with Merit from the University of Oxford (UK), a Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental) with Honours I from the University of Newcastle, is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and has completed the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative at Harvard University.
Outside of his role on Council, Declan is the Executive Officer at Hunter Water Corporation, and a Non-Executive Director of Active Super. Years of service - seven.
Membership on City of Newcastle Committees:
- Chairperson, Strategy and Innovation Advisory Committee
- Deputy Chairperson, Asset Advisory Committee
- Alternate Member, Audit and Risk Committee
Membership on External Committees:
- Non-Executive Director, Newcastle Art Gallery Foundation