Eastern Michigan regent honored for contributions to Genesee County residents

by Pamela Young, Published February 24, 2011

YPSILANTI - Eastern Michigan University Regent Floyd Clack, a longtime Flint resident, recently was honored with the Genesee District Library System's Award of Excellence for personal achievements, contributions and service to Genesee County residents.

He was presented with a plaque during the library's 10th Annual Black History Month brunch at the Genesys Conference and Banquet Center in Grand Blanc, Feb. 19.

"I'm excited, honored and proud because it is a well respected organization," said Clack, who moved to Flint from Texas in 1968.  

Clack's wife, Brenda, a Genesee County Commissioner and former state representative, also was honored.

Both Clack and his wife, Brenda, are known for their civic accomplishments, said Trenton Smiley, community relations officer for the library system.

 "The Clacks have done a lot for Genesee County," he said. "As public servants, they are impacting the community and making a difference."

Clack was appointed to the Eastern Michigan Board of Regents by former Gov. Jennifer Granholm in June 2005 to fill a vacated seat. He was reappointed to a full term in January 2007.

Clack was a member of the Genesee County Board of Commissioners (District 2) from 1996 to 2004, and is a former state representative, serving seven terms from 1982-1996.  He also served as a member of the Flint City Council (1979 - 1982), and was a guidance counselor and teacher in the Flint Community Schools. He is a former president of the Flint NAACP.

Clack received a master's degree in counseling from EMU in 1972.


Pamela Young

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