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Back to Blog November 8, 2017

Clay Lloyd (BS CRP '13) Hired by Temple Office of Emergency Management

Author: Tracy Purdy
Clay Lloyd in his role as Continuity Planning Coordinator

Clay Lloyd is back at Temple, but this time, it’s for good. Before coming to Temple to earn a BS in Commuity and Regional Planning, he had worked doing outreach and education for the Awbury Arboretum in Germantown. Hoping to earn a degree that would allow him to continue working in community development is what brought Clay to Temple. Now he is back, and working as Continuity Planning Coordinator in the Office of Emergency Management.

Clay did an internship during his senior year at the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, and stayed on after graduation as a program assistant. From there, he went to work for the State of New Jersey after Hurricane Sandy. As Grants Manager, he was involved in the administration of HUD disaster recovery funds, working with housing, economic development, and infrastructure programs. This gave him just the experience he needed to guest lecture in the After the Disaster graduate courses for the  MS City and Regional Planningassist taught by Sarah Powell, an adjunct instructor and Director of Temple's Office of Emergency Management. Shortly thereafter, Clay was hired as a Continuity Planning Coordinator. In his new position, Clay will focus on transforming current continuity efforts at Temple into a business continuity plan, which will align with Temple’s emergency management procedures.

Of his years as a student at Temple, Clay stated, “The courses provided in CRP, along with the internship at DVRPC, were the foundation for my career.  Staying in contact with the department has also brought additional rewarding opportunities, including my current position at Temple.”