Melissa and her family have lived in Hinckley since 2003. She immediately became active at Hinckley Elementary School and served as PTO President as well as Vice President and was named Volunteer of the Year in 2016. Melissa was appointed as Hinckley Trustee in February 2017. Her years in the positions of Executive Director and Vice President afforded the integral business management experience necessary to facilitate township affairs. Melissa is a member of The Hinckley Chamber of Commerce, The Hinckley Women’s Club, The Citizen of the Year Committee, The Hinckley Car Club, and the 2025 Bicentennial Committee. She was elected to the Hinckley Board of Trustees in November 2019 to serve a four-year term. In her tenure, Melissa has served as the liaison for Administration, Cemeteries, Fire, Parks, Police, Waste Management, and Zoning. She took over the planning of the Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony in 2021. She was elected as one of three Medina County trustees to serve on The Medina County Planning Commission in 2022 and 2023 and is a graduate of Leadership Medina County Class of 2022.