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City of Clayton Announces Director of Public Works and Police Chief Appointments

Publish Date:04/17/2020 5:44 PM

Clayton’s City Manager David Gipson is pleased to announce the appointment of Matt Malick as Director of Public Works and Mark Smith as Chief of the Clayton Police Department (CPD) effective April 20, 2020.


Malick has served the City of Clayton for five years as the Assistant Director of Public Works, including serving as the Interim Director of Public Works since May 2019. Malick joined the City after 15 years of project design and management for private engineering consulting firms. He is an active member of the American Public Works Association (APWA) and holds a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and is a Registered Professional Engineer (PE) in Missouri.


“I am honored and excited at the opportunity to lead the Public Works Department for the City of Clayton,” Malick said.  “I look forward to continuing to work with our dedicated staff of the city, particularly the Public Works Department, in serving the citizens of Clayton.”


Chief Smith began his career in police service 20 years ago with the Clayton Police Department. He previously has served as Lieutenant and as the Interim Police Chief since May 2019. Smith has served in various capacities in regional efforts, including as a former investigator with Major Case Squad and regional coordinator for law enforcement blood drives. Smith holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Lindenwood University in Criminal Justice, Master’s Degree from Lindenwood University in Criminal Justice Administration, and is a graduate of the F.B.I. National Academy.


“It’s a great honor to be selected as the Chief of Police for the City of Clayton,” said Chief Smith. “We have a dedicated and talented staff in both sworn and civilian positions at the Clayton Police Department.  I look forward to supporting our employees in their mission to provide outstanding police services to this great community.  We are very thankful for the community support we already receive.”

“Public Works Director Malick and Chief Smith have done an outstanding job over the past several months and I am confident that they are the best possible choices for these critical positions,” said City Manager Gipson. “Their expertise, professionalism and leadership have enabled Clayton to quickly prepare for and adapt to the current situation. I am excited to have them both as permanent members of the Executive Team, and I believe that the community and organization will be even better as a result.”

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