"Vote Mel"
for Monroe County Legislative District 9


Mel is a Family Nurse Practitioner at Highland Family Medicine and has lived in Penfield for 32 years where she and her husband Joe raised their four children. Their oldest child, Meghan, lives in Penfield with her three children who attend Penfield Schools.

Mel has demonstrated a strong commitment to our community by serving in organizations such as Shepherd Home (Penfield’s comfort care home), Meals on Wheels, the Coalition to Prevent Lead Poisoning and the Breast Cancer Coalition. She has been on the board of St. Joseph’s Neighborhood Center and the Bayview YMCA. She was a core committee member of the successful Save Shadow Pines effort.

During the pandemic, Mel has volunteered in getting factual information and actual vaccinations out to diverse Rochester-area communities.

Mel has been the recipient of multiple awards from both professional nursing organizations and her employer. She received the Rochester Business Journal’s Health Achievement Award - Nurse Category.


I have had the privilege of connecting with hundreds of wonderful families in Penfield over the 32 years we have lived here. Our town is unique with areas of dense population, local businesses and active farms. As a County Legislator, I will faithfully represent all who live and/or work in Penfield.

We are a stronger community when those in government collaborate and listen to a wide variety of voices: residents, experts, businesses and representatives of organizations and institutions that have a stake in our future.

We need to work together to face the challenges of racial equity, environmental crises, mental health and addiction, education, jobs, infrastructure, criminal justice, and health care. No single entity, governmental or private, will have the sole pathway to a better future for everyone in our community.

Some of my key goals are:

  • Collaborate with Penfield organizations, businesses, schools, town government and most importantly, Penfield families, to assure our town’s needs are addressed within the County Legislature.

  • Support a long term fiscal plan for Monroe County that meets current and future needs of our community.

  • Uphold a county government that is accessible, transparent and accountable to all stakeholders.

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