Melanie D. Purcell, CPFO, SHRM-SCP

Finance Director, City of Ashland, OR

Melanie D. Purcell, CPFO, SHRM-SCP

Melanie Purcell has served local governments across the United States for the past 28 years specializing in finance, human resources, and organizational design, most recently in southern Oregon. She is a frequent author and speaker about local government finance and tools for integrating human resources, organizational structures and processes, and strategic budgeting into local government management. She has served as a reviewer for the Budget Presentation Awards program since 1996 and the Popular Annual Financial Reports program since 2008 and has been active with the Committee for Retirement and Benefits Administration (CORBA) for a total of 11 years. She holds a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Michigan and a bachelor’s degree in economics from San Francisco State University and is a Certified Public Finance Officer.