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Meet Melanie

Where I Come From

I grew up in Grand Junction, but have been a Front Range gal since starting my undergraduate studies at CSU in 1998. I also hold a graduate degree in school psychology from the University of Northern Colorado and have practiced in the public schools for the last 16 years. I currently live in Fort Collins with my husband, two sons, and cat. In my free time, I enjoy playing music, crossword puzzling, DIY, studying Spanish, and taking advantage of our community's exceptional restaurants, outdoor spaces, trail system, and downtown shopping.

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A Heart for Service

I pride myself on being a helper and a doer. In addition to being a public educator and mental health provider for many years, I am an avid volunteer at the local and state level. I am active in the Poudre Education Association, am the northern regional representative for the Colorado Society of School Psychologists, and am a member of the Colorado Education Association's Mental Health Advisory Committee. I co-sponsor the ukulele club at the high school where I work. I have also made my neighborhood in west Fort Collins a better place for my family and community, spearheading a project to replace damaged signage, building and maintaining a Little Free Library, and going on "garbage walks" in my free time.


Ready to Lead

In January of 2021, I was selected by the Fort Collins City Council to fill the vacant District 4 seat and was overjoyed to represent my constituents for three months. During my too-brief time in the role, I demonstrated that I have the skills and personality for the job. I dove into the hard work of policy-making right away, built strong relationships with fellow councilors, and laid the groundwork for great partnerships with residents of southwest Fort Collins. Although the math in a five-way race led to a slim defeat in the April 2021 election, I look forward to joining Council again in 2023 and reestablishing progressive representation for District 4.

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