Hi, I'm Melissa!
OUR REGION NEEDS BOLD &
Being part of the Lake Oswego community for the past 5 years, Melissa Fireside, PhD. has shown a strong commitment to the community. As a small business owner, a professor with the International Baccalaureate, mother, and dog mom, she has made Lake Oswego her home and fought to create a more welcoming and inclusive community for all. Utilizing years of corporate experience, as well as years of teaching finance and organizational management, she has made an indelible mark on LO. Her work as the principal consultant for Resolute Consulting PDX has added value to countless businesses and organizations, while also pushing forward much-needed culture change behind the scenes. Likewise, as a campaign manager in the 2018 LO City Council Election and 2019 LOSD School Board Election, she has been a central figure in LO’s embrace of equity, diversity, and inclusion at an institutional level. With her experience, perspective, and tireless energy, she hopes to continue pushing this community she loves forward as its next city councilor!
CIVIC ENGAGEMENT & ACTIVISM
COUNCILMEMBER - MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION ADVISORY COUNCIL CLACKAMAS COUNTY
ELECTED PRECINCT COMMITTEE PERSON
LAKE OSWEGO BUDGET COMMITTEE - ALTERNATE
SECRETARY - RACIAL JUSTICE SUBCOMMITTEE
EMERGE OREGON ALUM, 2019 BOOTCAMP
HALLINAN NEIGHBORHOOD LEADER - CLACKAMAS DEMS
WHY I WANT TO EARN THE HONOR OF BEING YOUR NEXT CITY COUNCILOR
I am running for Lake Oswego City Council because I am so thankful to call LO home and I have been inspired by each of you. I believe in the future of our City and I am so honored for the opportunity lead at this crucial time when we are going to make investments and prioritize projects that will impact well beyond the next fifty years. As our City grows, being Regional Leaders in areas like infrastructure, labor, economic investment and development, urban forestry management, and sustainability are paramount to continuing to ensure LO stays a great place to live and adapts to the needs of all Lake Oswego residents. I ask for your support and trust that I will be a voice for you and your family as we adopt policies and codes that ensure world-class services are delivered throughout our City using an EDI and sustainability lens. Join me in celebrating and ensuring vitality for ALL of Lake Oswego!