Employee of the Month


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City of Porterville
291 North Main Street
Porterville, CA 93257
(559)782-7499
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City of Porterville

June 2010 Employee of the Month

Clayton Dignam

Clayton Dignam began his career with theCity of Porterville in April of 2007.  In 2008 he became a certified code enforcement officer.  He is assigned to the Prevention Division of the Porterville Fire Department. 

Clayton’s positive attitude and approach have contributed to the success of the City of Porterville Code Enforcement program.  Clayton has the ability to talk to citizens and help them comply with City Codes and ordinances.  His “can do” attitude, gentle demeanor, great work ethic, due diligence, and resourcefulness are exemplified by the number of complaints that are resolved through voluntary compliance.

Clayton works diligently with employees from all City departments as well as working with property and business owners.  Together they work first towards voluntary compliance on numerous code violations.  He is conscientiously committed to promoting and maintaining a safe and desirable living and working environment as well as improving the quality of our community. He is also a Hearing Officer for the City of Tulare Code Enforcement administrative hearings.

In his tenure as the Code Enforcement Officer, Clayton has been instrumental in obtaining compliance with projects throughout our city, as well as being involved with the following:

  • Tier 1 of the Tule River clean-up effort in 2007 in which tons of trash and thousands of tires were removed.

  • Working with the City attorney and building division on addressing and correcting blighted properties.

  • Weed Abatement enforcement for the fire department’s annual program.

  • In 2009 he began serving inspection warrants to abate nuisance and blight ridden properties.

  • Occasionally works sector details with PPD to address property issues.

  • Works annual fireworks enforcement detail with Fire Department and PPD on 4th of July.

Previous to his employment with the City, Clayton worked 9 years for a locally owned and operated pest control company.  He was a licensed termite inspector and fumigator.  He has served as the Worthy President of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1351, during which time they donated over $26,000 to our local community.  He has served on the Burton Elementary School Site Council and is currently on the board of the Porterville Neptunites Swim Team.

Clayton was born in Mt. Vernon, Ohio, and moved to Porterville at 3 years of age.  He has lived in Lindsay and Oceanside, CA.  He chose to move back to Porterville to raise his family.  Clayton and Roxanne are happily married and they enjoy every moment with their children.  His hobbies include watching his children play sports, camping at the coast or in our beautiful mountains, watching movies, helping others and enjoying life.

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