Clayton staff strives to strategically and smartly grow our safe, beautiful and diverse community by providing excellent emergency services, community oriented programming, local business support and enhancing the public infrastructure, while maintaining our small town character and agricultural roots.
The City of Clayton is a community made up of approximately 13,000 residents and almost 200 local businesses. Our staff believes community and economic development are complimentary pieces to the overall future growth of the City and we work to ensure both aspects are carried out through careful planning and proactive programming. The goal of both development components is to develop the City in a cohesive fashion. Growth is vital for both the residential and business communities and staff has spent considerable time developing implementable strategies over the next several years to ensure Clayton follows a smart growth pattern in order to realize our great potential.