Melissa McCoy joined the Kansas Health Foundation Board of Directors in 2021.
As assistant city manager/public affairs for the City of Dodge City, McCoy oversees the community’s public information office, as well as the local convention and visitors bureau. She is the staff person for the Community Facility Advisory Board for the “Why Not Dodge” sales tax projects and is the city’s liaison for United Wireless Arena, Boot Hill Casino and Resort Conference Center, Dodge City Raceway Park and Long Branch Lagoon Water Park. McCoy is also the staff person for the Public Art Advisory Board. Additionally, McCoy assists with the University Center project, United States Citizenship, and Immigration Services (USCIS) Mobile Services, Mexican Consulate Mobile Services as well as several other special projects including the Downtown Streetscape project.
From a service standpoint, McCoy is proud to represent her community and region as a board member for Dodge City United Way and the Kansas Business Hall of Fame. She also serves as the city manager’s designee for the boards of Main Street Dodge City, Boot Hill Museum, and the Rural Education Workforce Alliance (REWA).
McCoy is bilingual in English and Spanish, and she’s currently working on her master’s in public administration degree through Wichita State University and will graduate in May 2022.
She is a native of Southwest Kansas and is married to husband Mauricio Leautaud.
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