Deputy Leader MHDC
A respected local politician and successful businesswoman, Melanie was elected to Malvern Hills District Council in May 2013, winning her seat in the Chase Ward from the Liberal Democrats.
With a strong record of accomplishment, Melanie is also a key member of the local authority’s executive team as Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Development and Infrastructure.
A passionate supporter of charities and the local community, Melanie is recognised for the work she undertakes with Guide Dogs for the Blind and her commitment to providing employment opportunities to people with disabilities.
This work is helped by her long-term relationships with the Department for Work and Pensions and a variety of organisations such as Job Centre Plus and Worcestershire-based, Deaf Direct. Melanie is also a trustee of charity, Heartstart Malvern.
Committees and Outside Bodies
Portfolio Holder for Development and Infrastructure
Southern Area Planning Committee
Planning Group (Chairman)
Joint Advisory Panel (JAP) (Chairman)
Appointments, Disciplinary and Investigations committee
Joint shared Appointments Committee
Brook Farm Community Association
Members Liaison Group
Standards Committee Chairman
Overview and Scrutiny Committee Vice Chairman
Cross Party Group - Energy and Efficiency
Action for Children - The Sunshine Centre
Malvern Civic Society Liaison Councillor