From 2015-2018 Melanie has served on the Oro Valley Planning and Zoning Commission including as the Vice Chair. She is known for asking tough questions, listening to residents’ concerns, and pursuing recreation and conservation opportunities. Melanie was an active participant in creating the Your Voice, Our Future General Plan.


Melanie graduated Magna Cum Laude from Law School at Brigham Young University in 2007 where she served on the Law Review. In 2004 she graduated from BYU with a BA in English.


Melanie grew up in San Diego, California. She moved to Oro Valley with her family in 2009. She has been married to Nick Barrett for 15 years and has 4 children who attend school in Oro Valley. She is an avid reader and photographer who loves the natural beauty of the desert.