Tom Clark may have retired as a metro Denver economic development leader, but Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper refuses to let him leave the field altogether.

The Democratic governor has appointed Clark to serve on the Colorado Economic Development Commission, the body that oversees the direction and spending of state eco-devo programs such as the job-growth incentive tax program, the Regional Tourism Act and the film-incentive program.

Clark will replace Dick Monfort, the managing partner of the Colorado Rockies, who served for several years as chairman of the Colorado EDC.

Clark officially retired Friday after 14 years as CEO of the Metro Denver Economic Development Corp. Clearly, he’s not high-tailing it to a beach to enjoy himself right away.

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