Clarence Williams is a native of Shreveport, Louisiana, where he attended Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He has resided in Seattle, Washington, for 41 years. He is retired from the Seattle Fire Department where he served for 30 years. Clarence also served as Assistant Manager and Manager of Southwest Mortuary for three years.
At New Beginnings Christian Fellowship (NBCF), Clarence Presently serves as a Deacon, Deputy Chief of the Security, and Director of the Discipleship Ministry. He has been a Sunday School and Bible Study teacher for about 20 years and has served the church in several different ministry areas, to include, the Men’s Ministry, the Men’s Choir, Christian Education, the Chair of the Trustee Board and Vice Chair of the Finance Boards.
Outside of his main profession, he has served as a lobbyist at the city, state, and national levels; as a Consultant for Pryor, McClendon, Counts and Company, an investment banking Co., directory of field operations for the Seattle office of Barden Cablevision, and has owned his own business Unfogettables Cards and Gifts.
Clarence has served as President of the International Association of Black Professional Fire Fighters; President and Treasurer of the Central Area Motivation Program (C.A.M.P.); Member of the Northwest Conference of Black Public Officials; Southern University Alumni Club of Seattle; member of the Washington State Martin Luther King Holiday Commission; Executive Committee for UNCF; Seattle Urban League; Seattle Chamber of Commerce Leadership Tomorrow Program; and the National Black Leadership Roundtable.
Clarence has been blessed to receive several notable awards. Made an honorary fire fighter of the Shreveport, Louisiana Fire Department; Most Outstanding Fire Fighter in Washington State; Fire Fighter of the year in 1994. Twice honored as Most Outstanding Young Man of America; received the United Nations Association of the USA award for furthering the cause of human rights; the Seattle Urban League Affirmative Action Award; the Community Service Award by the Black Law Enforcement Officers Association of Washington State; elected as Who’s Who Among Black Americans; Who’s Who in America 1997; Strathmore’s Who’s Who in America 1998; and the International man of the year by the International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England.