Passing of former Mayor Ron Clarke AO MBE

18 June 2015

Statement from Mayor Tom Tate

City of Gold Coast is saddened to learn of the passing of former Mayor Ron Clarke AO MBE.

Mr Clarke will be remembered for his significant contribution to Australian sport and an eight year local government career.

The City has been in contact with the Clarke family who have asked for their privacy to be respected at this time.

Statement from City of Gold Coast CEO Dale Dickson

I had the privilege of working with Ron in his time as Mayor of the city from 2004 to 2012, and am personally saddened at his passing.

Whilst Ron was a very public figure, he was a very private person.

He will be greatly missed.

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