The 2017 Jim Davis Staff Council Award for Meritorious Service has been awarded to longtime staff council representative Mary Clark.

Clark came to UNM in 1995 and is currently UNM’s Sustainability manager within the Physical Plant Department. As a former Staff Council (SC) president and current SC speaker, Clark has been involved in the organization for many years and continues to be a strong advocate for staff throughout the University.

“I've sat on Staff Council for over 10 years and continue to see it's increasing importance as the voice of staff to the administration,” said Clark. “I'm extremely proud to be recognized by Staff Council with this award for my service to the Council and representation of my constituents at the Physical Plant Department.”

Mary Clark (center) was the recipient of the 2017 Jim Davis Staff Council Award for Meritorious Service.

Over the years, Clark has been a mentor to several SC presidents and continues to provide guidance to the Executive Committee, according the nomination form submitted by a fellow staff councilor. While acting as SC president, the nomination form goes on to say that Clark worked closely with UNM administration as well as state legislators to pay attention to the needs of UNM staff.

The Jim Davis Staff Council Award for Meritorious Service was established in 1999 and recognizes the significant contributions of an individual to the Staff Council. The award is named in memory of the late Jim Davis who served as a Staff Councilor for more than five years on numerous committees and was the Council’s Speaker for four years. Davis was the first recipient of this award.

For more information and a list of past winners, visit Jim Davis Staff Council Award.