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Melissa Johnston


"I’m running because I’m raising my family here. I want my children and others to have the best possible experience growing up and living in Orange. I can bring skills I’ve acquired during my 20-year business career to the board for the benefit of Orange residents."

• Mom of two children: 4th grader at Turkey Hill School, 7th grader at Amity Middle School Orange
• 11-year Orange resident, life-long CT resident
• 20-year business career with roles in marketing, communications, project management & product development, with special skills acquired in budgeting, negotiations, market research, public relations, vendor management, strategy development, digital communications, and team leadership
• Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) from Sacred Heart University, achieving the highest grades possible in courses related to statistics, operations management, accounting, legal environment of business, leadership & ethics, negotiations and corporate financial management. Graduated with honors. Member of Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honors Society
• Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Political Science and Interdisciplinary Studies from American University, cum laude. Member of Alpha Lambda Delta Honors Society
• Active member of the Orange Democratic Town Committee & Co-Chair of the Meet the Candidates Picnic
• Co-facilitator of children’s presence at many town & school activities!

Melissa Johnston
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