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November 8, 2016 — Elección General de California

Ciudad de CloverdaleCandidato para Consejo Municipal

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Melanie Bagby

Business Owner
901 votos (14.3%)Winning
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Mis 3 prioridades principales

  • Ensure quality city services, infrastructure, and communications for residents, business owners, and visitors
  • Foster an economic environment where business and innovation thrive
  • Improve our parks and access to the natural beauty all around us, be a regional leader in water conservation and energy efficiency



Profesión:Information Technology Professional
Owner, Sirius Mac Solutions (2007–current)
Appointee representing City of Cloverdale, Climate Action 2020 — Cargo designado (2013–2016)
Commissioner, Cloverdale Planning Commission — Cargo designado (2008–2015)
Member, Sonoma County Economic Development Board — Cargo designado (2010–2015)


Pepperdine University Bachelor of Arts, Political Science (1990)


After seven years on the Planning Commission and five years on the Sonoma County Economic Development Board, I'm ready to bring my passion for innovation and problem solving to the Cloverdale City Council.

As a technology professional and someone who solves complex problem for a living, I bring a unique perspective to city meetings, regional boards, and local activism. As a small business owner, I understand the challenges faced by local businesses and those who also want to grow a strong, local Cloverdale economy.

With my combination of skills and experience, I can help our community prepare for the challenges ahead.

¿Quién apoya a este candidato?

Featured Endorsements

  • Sonoma County Democratic Party
  • Jim Wood, California Assembly
  • Chief Stephen Cramer, Cloverdale Police Department

Organizaciónes (3)

  • Sonoma County Conservation Action
  • Sierra Club
  • Coalition for a Better Sonoma County

Funcionarios electos (10)

  • Susan Gorin, Sonoma County Board of Supervisors
  • James Gore, Sonoma County Board of Supervisors
  • Bob Cox, Cloverdale City Council
  • Shaun McCaffery, Healdsburg City Council
  • Carol Russell, Cloverdale City Council
  • Gus Wolter, Vice Mayor, Cloverdale City Council
  • Julie Combs, Santa Rosa City Council
  • Deborah Fudge, Windsor Town Council
  • Erin Carlstrom, Santa Rosa City Council

Individuos (31)

  • Rick Theis
  • Sue Tharrington
  • Jimmy Halliday, Cloverdale Planning Commission
  • Roy Domke, Vice Chair, Cloverdale Planning Commission
  • Michael Shanahan, Chair, Cloverdale Planning Commission
  • Michael Nicholls, Cazadero Community Services District
  • Pam Davis, Sonoma County Planning Commission
  • Ed Sheffield, Santa Rosa Community Advisory Board
  • Chris Rogers, Santa Rosa Community Advisory Board
  • Jack Tibbetts, Santa Rosa Board of Public Utilities
  • Reece Foxen, Sonoma County Library Board
  • Brooke Greene, Interim Director Cloverdale Senior Center
  • Brigid Wassom
  • Lisa Walker
  • Virginia Wagy
  • Karen Fraser & Mike Tebo
  • Teri Shore
  • Dee Dee Robbins
  • Michelle Rene
  • Peter O'Brien
  • Tom Neeley
  • La Reva Myles
  • Louise Monahan
  • Bill Lambert
  • Patrick King
  • Don Frank
  • Jeanne Cox
  • Jessica Chavez
  • Anna Bellegarde
  • Alan & Diane Bartleson
  • Jeff Bagby

Creencias poliza

Filosofía política

With seven years on the planning commission, five as chair, I understand how city government works, what is expected of me, and I have good working relationships with city staff and our current council and planning commission. Having already worked effectively with the people and organization, I will be able to get up to speed quickly.

I’m a business owner and I know what it takes to succeed and run a successful business—especially during a rough economy. As a technology consultant, I bring valuable know-how as the City moves forward with updating its infrastructure and operations. As a community activist (which is what lead me to serving on the Planning Commission in the first place!), I understand the role regional commissions, state laws, and funding requirements play in our ability to get anything done locally. I am prepared to meet our challenges and have the energy to go the distance to bring needed resources and economic development to our community.

As a planning commissioner, Mike McGuire and James Gore’s appointee to the Sonoma County Economic Development Board, as one of the City’s appointees to Sonoma County’s Climate Action 2020, and having worked on local elections, I’ve built relationships within City Hall, the council, and throughout the region that are beneficial to our community. Having served on local boards and commissions, I understand that you are one person in a group of equals and that a solidly framed argument and persistence go a long way toward influencing the best outcome.

Because I own my own business, my schedule is flexible enough to serve at regular meetings, represent our community on regional boards, and make myself available as opportunities arise. I know going in what the demands on my time will be, and as a small business owner, have the flexibility and experience to set priorities and be in the room when decisions are being made.

I continue to be active in local policy development, including advocating for Community Separators as part of the Sonoma County General Plan, attending and contributing to City Council meetings, and working to solve local issues.

A love of history and understanding how things work led me to earn a bachelors degree in political science from Pepperdine University. Getting involved in Cloverdale's General Plan revision and Urban Growth Boundary led me to the Leadership Institute for Ecology and the Economy program to expand my knowledge of local government and I am a 2009 Fellow of the Leadership Institute for a Sustainable Future. In 2012, a passion for effective climate change policy led me to complete Vice President Al Gore's Climate Reality Project Climate Corp training.

This is just a little about me and why I'm running. Please don’t hesitate contact me with any questions. I humbly ask for your support, and most importantly, your vote.

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