Melanie Mayock

Melanie is an Associate Planner and Policy Analyst with a varied background in public policy and outreach. She recently earned a dual Master’s degree in Public Administration and Urban Planning at the University of Washington. During graduate school, Melanie held leadership positions with the Graduate and Professional Student Senate, representing graduate students to state legislators and others. She also handled external affairs for the U.W. Transportation Services department. Prior to graduate school, Melanie’s career path included managing business accounts at carsharing firms Flexcar and Zipcar, conducting outreach for the Duwamish Transportation Management Association, and grassroots organizing with the Sierra Club in Washington, D.C. Melanie holds a B.A. in Political Science from Western Washington University.


A native Seattleite, Melanie spent several years in Washington, D.C., where she developed her love of urban form and public transportation. In her free time, you can find Melanie exploring Seattle neighborhoods, indulging her love of wine and chocolate, or reading about local politics. Hiking, camping, and cross-country skiing with friends are favorite outdoor activities.