Cr Declan Clausen
Deputy Lord Mayor of Newcastle
Deputy Lord Mayor Declan Clausen was first elected to the City of Newcastle in February 2015, and has served as Deputy Lord Mayor since September 2017.
Declan is an energetic and committed local who is passionate about sustainability, equality and renewing pride in Newcastle.
In addition to serving as Deputy Lord Mayor, Declan is the Chair of the City’s Strategy and Innovation Advisory Committee; a Member of the Asset, Youth, and Liveable Cities Advisory Committees; and a Director of the Newcastle Art Gallery Foundation.
As Deputy Lord Mayor, Declan’s key achievements include the construction of the 5MW Council-owned Summerhill Solar Farm and leading the City to become the first Council in NSW to use 100% renewable energy in its operations in January 2020.
Declan holds a Masters of Science (MSc) 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 (Kennedy School of Government and Harvard Business School).
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Introduction - City of Newcastle's Environment Strategy & Climate Action Plan