Clarence graduated from Osceola High School in 1979 and later graduated from Wake Forest University with a bachelor’s degree in Accountancy.
He has been married to Jo for 37 years, and has three children: Celia, Celeste, and Henry. All three children graduated from Osceola High School and currently reside in Osceola County as well.
Clarence is a life-long resident of Osceola County, and has lived his entire life in the District 4 area of the county -- never living more than a mile from his current home. He is passionate about Osceola County and its future. He believes the quality of a community is directly tied to the quality of its public educational system, and that the educational system drives the quality of growth. “Growth is coming to Osceola County, and we must have a top tier school district to attract better and higher paying jobs to build a sustainable community,” said Clarence Thacker, Osceola County School Board Member.
Clarence spent 25 years with two of the leading educational publishers in the world. Currently, he consults with large companies on operational and cost efficiency strategies. He also owns and manages rental homes in Kissimmee and St Cloud.
--Osceola County Planning Commission
--City of Kissimmee Planning and Advisory Board
--Toho Water Authority Board of Supervisors (currently Vice-Chair)
--Silver Spurs Club
--Central Florida Sports Commission Board of Director
--Osceola Center for the Arts Board of Directors
Schools in District 4:
Elementary Schools: Central Avenue, Highlands, Lakeview, Neptune, St. Cloud, and Thacker Avenue Elementary School for International Studies
Middle Schools: Neptune
High Schools: Gateway and NeoCity Academy