Employee of the Month

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City of Porterville
291 North Main Street
Porterville, CA 93257
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City of Porterville

March 2019 Employee of the Month

Clayton Dignam

Fire Department

Clayton began his career with the City 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 and is authorized to perform various necessary code enforcement duties within the city limits of Porterville. In 2018 the Code Enforcement Division was reorganized with the addition of 2 part-time positions and the creation of a Code Enforcement Officer II position that serves in a supervisory capacity for the new positions as well as an administrator over the Public Stuff database and MyPorterville App. In addition to his duties with code enforcement, Clayton is also a member of the Fire Department's Fire Investigation Unit.

Clayton works closely with employees from all city departments as well as with property and business owners; their goal is to first seek voluntary compliance on numerous code violations. Clayton is conscientiously committed to promoting and maintaining a safe and desirable living and working environment. To that end he works to improve the quality of our community. He is has also served as a Hearing Officer for the City of Tulare Code Enforcement and Tulare County administrative hearings.

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 served on the board of the Porterville Neptunites Swim Team including 4 years as President.

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 have 5 children. They spend their free time watching their children and grandchildren play sports, they go camping and boating, help others and simply enjoy life.


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