CLAYTON — The City of Clayton formally introduced three of its newest employees at last Thursday night’s council meeting.
Luke Burrowes, a 2012 graduate of Wayne High School, has joined the road department as a full-time maintenance worker after starting out as a seasonal employee over a year ago.
“We liked him so much we just hung onto him,” said Public Safety Director Darrell “Randy” Sanders. “Luke lives on a farm in New Carlisle and he has a farm boy mentality. He works and he works hard. After six months he is already running his own mower crew. He is a very good gentleman and we are proud to have him on board.”
Benjamin Jansing was sworn-in by Police Chief Matt Hamlin as the department’s newest officer. Jansing grew up in Centerville and graduated from Alter High School. He went on to study criminal justice at Wright State University. After graduating he enrolled in the Sinclair Community College Criminal Justice Training Academy.
“Soon after graduating from the police academy, I was lucky enough to be hired by the Clayton Police Department. I look forward to getting to know and helping to protect and serve the Clayton community,” Jansing said.
Darryl Swafford is Clayton’s new full-time code enforcement officer. A 1987 graduate of Northmont High School, he went on to attend the University of Louisville where he studied Police Administration. While attending Louisville, he was a four year letter winner in football and a member of the 1991 Fiesta Bowl Championship team. After college Swafford returned to the area and served 22 years as a police officer and detective for Germantown. He is married and has two daughters.
“When the city decided to have a full-time code enforcement program, we were lucky enough to hire Mr. Swafford,” said Jack Kuntz, director of development. “He has hit the ground running and we are very pleased with how he has taken on the code enforcement program. We believe the community is going to see great and impressive dividends in the very short term.”
Swafford started at the beginning of April.
“We’ve already received many positive comments from our residents about how well he is working with everyone and the results he is getting by being out in the field,” Kuntz added.