Clayton Fire Chief Landry Merkison will act as chief resilience officer and David King, the department’s chief operations officer, will be the office’s chief of staff. The two will receive $11,000 and $10,000 respectively for taking on the additional duties.
Rob Parker, president of Town at Trilith in Fayette County, welcomed Clayton’s efforts to bring sustainability to south metro.
The 235-acre Town at Trilith, formerly known as Pinewood Forest, has made sustainable construction a cornerstone of its building, including using smart-home technology, square-footage efficiency practices, along with spray foam insulation and geothermal energy to be more environmentally friendly.
“I think there is a ton of interest in it,” Parker said of sustainability. “I do think you’ll see an imitation of this.”