RALEIGH – William “Billy” Clarke has been reappointed as a member of the N.C. Board of Transportation by Gov. Roy Cooper.
Clarke will continue representing Division 13, which consists of Buncombe, Burke, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Rutherford and Yancey counties. He originally joined the board in 2017.
Clarke has 30 years of experience representing local governments and private clients in environmental law. His practice focuses on environmental permitting and compliance, transactions involving the purchase and sale of contaminated property, environmental and administrative litigation and water quality issues. He has extensive experience in Brownfields redevelopment for public and private clients.
He will work with NCDOT staff to make decisions about transportation policies and priorities. He serves with 19 others from across the state who represent NCDOT’s 14 highway divisions and six areas of statewide interest.
Cooper appoints members representing the 14 highway divisions while the speaker of the N.C. House and the N.C. Senate President Pro-Tempore each appoint three at-large members.
Clarke is a native of North Carolina who earned his bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and his law degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.