I feel deeply committed to serve as a devoted caretaker of this amazing place known as Island County, and having lived on Whidbey Island and spent the last nine years working intimately with the Board of Island County Commissioners, I wish to continue the forward movement of both sense and compassion established by Helen Price-Johnson and other community leaders.

- Melanie Bacon

Who is Melanie Bacon and What Does She Stand For?


MELANIE BACON
Candidate, Island County Commissioner District 1
Securing the Future of Island County


Melanie feels deeply committed to serve as a devoted caretaker of this amazing place known as Island County, and having spent the last nine years working intimately with the Board of Island County Commissioners, she wishes to continue the forward movement of both sense and compassion established by Helen Price-Johnson and other community leaders.

Background:
An experienced executive and manager, Melanie left her job as the International Compensation Manager for a Fortune 500 company nine years ago to serve Island County as Human Resources Director, championing worker benefits and process improvements, providing solutions sensitive to both taxpayer and employee needs. Besides her work with the county, Melanie has devoted her life to working for the public good. She has served the U.S. Army in military intelligence, been a consultant to tribal governments, a NOW leader, founding member of an educational endowment foundation, a member of numerous city committees, a prison chaplain, and chair of a planning commission and zoning board responsible for the 10-year plan that guided her city’s growth while still a fast-growing region in Minnesota. Melanie is a high-profile problem solver who sees solutions, not affiliations.

Melanie is committed to ensuring:
·                 Local government that wisely manages Island County growth. Citizens are deeply concerned about housing and jobs, but there is also concern that overly aggressive growth will negatively impact the quality of life.
·                 A priority on environmental common sense. Citizens want clean beaches and water, healthy woods, abundant bird and animal life, and clean, safe trails and parks in which to enjoy them. We know we live in a magical place, and we want our government to preserve and enhance our pleasure in living here.
·                 Smart government on a budget. Accepting the reality of Island County resources, it becomes vital more than ever in 2020 that we maximize ways to develop technological tools and best practices in a variety of areas. Citizens expect knowledgeable and responsive staff, and county processes must be made more efficient and accessible to everyone.
·                 Public transportation options that remain available without falter. The Board of County Commissioners must work with appropriate agencies to improve and protect our public transportation. Each year a new threat to Island Transit looms despite it being a tremendous service to all citizens who use it, and even those who don’t (who enjoy decreased road congestion as a result).



MELANIE BACON AT WORK IN THE COUNTY - Google Search

May 12, 2017 - Oak Harbor attorney Chris Skinner, who represents the guild, argues ... Melanie Bacon, county human resources director, however, said the ...
Island County - Whidbey Island. Thursday May 3, 2018 ... 9:00 a.m. -. Education Session: Melanie Bacon, Island County Human Resources Director. 10:00 a.m..

Apr 12, 2017 - Staff Present: Melanie BaconHuman Resource Director. Others Present: Elaine ... Mentoring Program to Coupeville and South Whidbey.
1 day ago - Island County Human Resources Director Melanie Bacon announced she will ... District 1 is the South Whidbey seat currently held by Helen ...
Jun 15, 2011 - By Jessie Stensland, WHIDBEY NEWS TIMES | on June 15, 2011 ... Human Services Director Melanie Bacon explained that the change amounts to a ... But Larry Larson, former human resources director, lowballed Pederson, ...
He claims that Ms. Melanie Bacon of the Island County Human Resources ..... On their way back to Whidbey Island, Seixas and Nieder had a discussion related ...

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