Melissa Dodd to Speak at Women In Business on January 16, 2020

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Women In Business Luncheon
January 16, 2020
Xenia Board of Education Office
819 Colorado Dr

11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Pre-registration: $15
Day of registration: $20

Melissa is a Greene County native from Xenia Township. She attended Xenia High School and the Greene County Career Center. She went on to be the first in her family to obtain a college degree. Not only did she receive her Bachelors of Fine Arts she also received a Master’s in Public Administration both from Wright State University. She started her career young as a secretary in 2001 at Wright State University and quickly advanced to the professional position of Manager of Business Operations and Support Services by 2008. She held that position until 2013 when she took the role of Finance Director for the Village of Yellow Springs. She was quickly promoted to Assistant Village Manager in 2015. In the spring of 2018 Melissa was offered and accepted the position of City Manager for the City of Bellbrook. She is the first female to hold this position.

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Since taking the position she has spearheaded the revitalization efforts in the City. She worked to implement the first comprehensive plan since its 1974 adoption, held a downtown assessment with outside consultant, brought the community together for input and collaboration on the future of the city, identified and implemented new ordinances to support revitalization among other initiatives. She has worked closely with the business community to offer them support and access to the city that had not previously existed. Members of the business community now meet weekly and have since January of 2019 to support each other and the community revitalization efforts.

Melissa has always been actively engaged in the communities that she works for. In her current role as City Manager she is involved with the Bellbrook Sugarcreek Chamber of Commerce, the newly formed weekly business owners group For Bellbrook by Bellbrook, Greater Dayton Mayor’s and Managers Association, Greene County Emergency Management Association Board, Dayton Area Mayors and Managers Association and serves on the Board of Directors for both the Miami Valley Risk Management Association and the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission (MVRPC) as an alternate, as well as the Technical Advisory Committee for MVRPC. She also personally serves on the Kettering Hospital NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) Advisory Board.

Melissa still resides in Xenia Township with her husband and daughter

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