Melanie Bagby

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Melanie Bagby

Melanie Bagby is a Sonoma County native and 24-year resident of Cloverdale. With 20+ years as an IT professional, she currently operates an IT consulting company and brings this experience and perspective to her work on the Council and regional boards.

In 2016, Melanie was elected to the Cloverdale City Council. Previously, she served on the Cloverdale Planning Commission from 2009-2015, five as chair; as Mike McGuire then James Gore's appointee to the Sonoma County Economic Development Board; and as one of Cloverdale's appointees to Climate Action 2020. She is a 2009 Fellow of the Leadership Institute for Ecology and the Economy and was an active participant in Cloverdale's General Plan revision and Urban Growth Boundary community input process. 

2024 Boards:

  • Cloverdale City Council Planning & Sustainability Subcommittee, Chair
  • Sonoma County Mayors and Councilmembers Legislative Committee, Chair
  • Sonoma County Transportation Authority/Regional Climate Protection Authority Board of Directors (SCTA/RCPA), Vice Chair
  • Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) Board of Directors, Vice Chair
  • Great Redwood Trail Agency (GRTA) Board of Directors
  • ZeroWaste Sonoma Board of Directors
  • Russian River Watershed Association Board of Directors, Alternate
  • League of California Cities Board of Directors, At-large Appointee
  • League of California Cities Redwood Empire Division Legislative Committee, Chair
  • League of California Cities Policy Committee: Transportation, Communications and Public Works Committee. 

Councilmember Bagby has also served on:

  • League of California Cities Policy Committee: Governance, Transparency & Labor Relations, Vice Chair
  • League of California Cities Policy Committee: Environmental Quality
  • League of California Cities: Redwood Division, President
  • League of California Cities: Mayors & Councilmembers Division, President
  • League of California Cities: Rural Information Exchange, Liaison to Executive Board
  • Russian River Watershed Association, Chair
  • Northern Sonoma County Air Pollution Control Board, Chair
  • Sonoma Clean Power Board of Directors, Chair