Melanie Purcell

Finance Director, City of Ashland, OR

Melanie Purcell

Melanie recently started a new position as Finance Director at City of Ashland, Oregon. She is also a reviewer for GFOA’s Budget Presentation Awards and a member of the GFOA Committee on Retirement and Benefit Administration and CPFO Council.

Melanie’s previous positions include Finance Director for the Town of Pecos City, Texas; Administrative Services Director for the City of Sausalito, CA; Director of Budget and Fiscal Planning for Shelby County Schools (TN); Government Finance Specialist at OpenGov.com; adjunct lecturer, Master of Public Administration, at San Francisco State University; Assistant Financial Services Director for the City of Cape Coral, FL; Assistant City Manager for the City of Norfolk, VA; Assistant Director for the University of Tennessee Municipal Technical Advisory Service; Budget & Management Director for the City of Flint, MI.