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The Fire Department Advisory Board helps to ensure that there are enough personnel, revenue, and equipment for the protection of life and property of the Town and Claytex Fire District.

FireThey are also a way to communicate between the Clayton Fire Department membership, the Fire Chief, and the Town Council.

This Board assists the Fire Chief with various aspects from resources to budget planning to ensuring that relations with the membership remain open and productive.

Everyone is welcome at these meetings.

Here is the meeting calendar for 2020.

Click here for more on the duties of the Fire Department Advisory Board.

Click here for the page that list our advisory board openings!  If you have great ideas you want to share, have skills you feel would benefit the community and have the willingness to give your time and energies to making this community great, please get involved and apply to serve on an advisory board! 


Matthew Sutphin, Clayton Fire Captain  Chair
Term Expires December 31, 2022, Serving Since November 2, 2015

Paul Zais, Clayton Fire Department
Term Expires December 31, 2020, Serving Since August 6, 2007

Matthew Vessie, Town of Clayton Resident
Term Expires December 31, 2020, Serving Since February 3, 2014

Karen Patterson, Town of Clayton Resident
Term Expires December 31, 2023, Serving Since May 5, 2008

Brian Maynard, Claytex District Resident
Term Expires December 31, 2020, Serving Since January 1, 2018

Edwin Aldridge, Clayton Resident
Term Expires December 31, 2020, Serving Since January 1, 2018

Ex-Officio Member

Jason Thompson, Mayor Pro Tem


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