Melissa McDonough is Palo Alto’s New Assistant to the City Manager for Housing

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Taking on one of the most challenging issues facing cities today, Melissa McDonough now serves as Palo Alto’s Assistant to the City Manager for Housing. Starting in her new role this summer, Melissa brings a decade’s worth of local government experience having served the cities of Berkeley and Oakland, most recently serving as a Senior Management Analyst in the City Manager’s Office in Berkeley. Fun facts about Melissa – she was a Congressional Intern for Congresswoman Barbara Lee and did a stint as a freelance reporter earlier in her career.

Melissa holds a Master in Public Policy and a Bachelor’s degree in Public Policy from Mills College. She is also a PROSCI certified change practitioner

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