Mitchell Clark joins First Five Nebraska

by | Nov 9, 2022

Mitchell Clark policy research interns

Mitchell Clark

Mitchell Clark joined First Five Nebraska (FFN) this month as Policy Advisor. He comes to FFN from the Nebraska Legislature, where he served most recently as legislative aide to State Senator John Stinner, District 48, and research analyst for the Appropriations Committee, which Senator Stinner chairs. Clark began work in the Legislature as administrative aide to State Senator Brett Lindstrom, District 18.

“We’re excited to have Mitch join First Five Nebraska. He brings a wealth of public policy experience and has been a trusted voice for members and staff of the Nebraska Legislature for many years,” said FFN Director Jason Prokop. “He will play an important role in our ongoing work to help build vibrant communities across the state through early childhood policy.”

Clark’s work at the Unicameral dealt with public policy issues for state and federal funding, economic and workforce development, mental and behavioral health and early childhood education.

“During my time at the Legislature, I worked with First Five Nebraska to support birth-to-age-3 programs, boost retention of the early childhood workforce and increase awareness of the challenges facing early care and learning programs,” said Clark. “I look forward to continuing that work at FFN to advocate for early childhood care and learning opportunities through policy change, strategic partnerships and public education.”

Clark received a master’s degree in human resources from the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania and a B.S. in business administration from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

He and his wife, Krista, live in Lincoln with their dog, Cooper. They enjoy exploring new picnicking spots and hosting loved ones in their home. Mitch likes to spend his free time in the great outdoors hiking and hunting, studying history and philosophy and volunteering at his church and Habitat for Humanity.

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