Candidate, Island County Commissioner
Securing the Future of Island County
Melanie feels deeply committed to serve as a devoted caretaker of this amazing place known as Island County, and having spent the last nine years working intimately with the Board of Island County Commissioners, as well as living on Whidbey Island, she wishes to continue the forward movement of both sense and compassion established by Helen Price-Johnson and other community leaders.
Melanie has served Island County for nine years, championing worker benefits and process improvements as Human Resources Director, and with solutions sensitive to both taxpayer and employee needs. Aside from her work with the county, Melanie has devoted her life to public service. She has served the U.S. Army in military intelligence, been a consultant to tribal governments, a NOW leader, founding member of an educational endowment foundation, a member of numerous city committees, a prison chaplain, and chair of a planning commission and zoning board responsible for the 10-year plan that guided her city's growth while still a fast-growing region in Minnesota. Melanie is a high-profile problem solver who sees solutions, not affiliations.
Melanie is committed to ensuring: