GREENFIELD — Mike Fruth chuckles when he recalls approaching then-Mayor Keith McClarnon nearly 27 years ago about an engineering job in Greenfield.
Then he approached McClarnon a second time. The third time was the charm.
“(McClarnon) said, ‘Well, we’ll try it,’” Fruth said. “I see Mayor McClarnon today, he says, ‘How are you doing?’ I say, ‘Well, I’m still trying it.’”
Now, approaching three decades since he began working for the city in 1986, Fruth has taken on a new role in city government, leaving his “great job” as city engineer behind.
Fruth became director of utilities for the city of Greenfield Jan. 1. Karla Vincent, who has served as assistant engineer under Fruth for the last 3½ years, was promoted to engineer.