Melinda has worked in the Ag & Natural Resources program at CCESC since 2014. Her primary focus is farmland preservation and economic development programming. She works closely with the Sullivan County Department of Planning and Environmental Management on implementing the Agriculture and Farmland Protection Plan. Melinda attended Monticello High School and is a graduate of SUNY Sullivan, SUNY Purchase, and Vermont Law School where she earned her master’s degree in environmental law and policy. Melinda is a co-founder of the Rock Hill Farmers’ Market and secretary of the Rock Hill Business & Community Association. She has also volunteered with the Rock Hill Fire Department to build a playground, previously served on the Town of Thompson Planning Board and is currently a councilwoman on the Town of Thompson Town Board.