Councilwoman Melanie Rutherford


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District 1 Meetings
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Attended Dillard University
Attended Kentucky State University
AmeriCorps National Service, Focus on Homeless Services
Graduated Pontiac Central High School (Class of 1998)

Professional Experience:

Professional Singer and Songwriter
Owner, Mellosmooth Publishing and Mellosmooth Records
Resource Advocate, United Way for Southeastern Michigan
Training Ambassador, The NEXT Education (2018-2019)
Field Organizer, Michigan Democratic Party (2018)


Pontiac Housing Commissioner (2021)
Elected to the Pontiac Public Library Board in 2017, Re-Elected 2021
Pontiac Public Library Board Secretary (2018-2021)
Member, Northern Oakland County Branch NAACP
Member. Urban League of Detroit
Member, Pontiac Optimist Club
Member, Woodside Bible Church of Pontiac

Term of Office:

2022-2025: Elected November 2021


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