Clay Yarborough grew up in Jacksonville and attended the University of North Florida where he earned a Bachelor's degree in Business Management.
While in high school, and operating television cameras at City Council meetings, Clay became interested in public service. In November 2000, at age 19, he was elected to a seat on the Duval Soil and Water Conservation Board and served until the time he was elected to the City Council in March 2007. Also prior to joining the Council, Clay served for several years as a member of the Greater Arlington / Beaches Citizens Planning Advisory Committee. In 2012, he was asked to join the Board of Directors for City Rescue Mission and in July 2014, began serving as City Council President after being chosen unanimously by his colleagues.
Clay realizes Jacksonville's most important issues are public safety and crime reduction, ensuring government is operating as fiscally sound as possible, capitalizing on economic development opportunities, and working hard to improve the overall quality of life for current and future residents of our city.
Clay is proud to represent District 1, the Arlington area, which includes Regency Square and neighborhoods off of Fort Caroline, Merrill, Lone Star, and Mt. Pleasant Roads. He and his wife, Jordan, have twin sons and the family attends First Baptist Church.