Melinda Burgess

Content Strategist
Seattle, WA

About Melinda Burgess

Melinda is a writer and strategist who joined CivicActions in 2015 to help get all the right words into all the right places. She loves using storytelling to highlight the value of civic tech in the lives of citizens, bringing out the heart and soul behind the digital transformation projects that make the world a better place.

Melinda brings bright enthusiasm and a passion for humanity to every project. Whether helping a technologist transfer a concept into laymen’s terms or crafting a story about a project achievement, she is happiest when someone exclaims, “That is exactly what I was trying to say!”  

In conjunction with her work at CivicActions, Melinda has served in the project management and administration of Agile Government Leadership (AGL), a community of civic professionals promoting the use of agile methods in government. She also helps foster community engagement for the DKAN open data project.

Prior to joining CivicActions, Melinda was a freelance writer for a variety of clients in the civic tech space, including DotGov (providing mobile apps to governments), PageFreezer (providing website and social media archiving to agencies), and Urban Interactive Studio (providing outreach and engagement tools for public processes).

Melinda is currently living in an Airstream motorhome with her partner and three young kids, adventuring around the U.S.A. and seeking out as many trees and oceans as possible. She has a deep appreciation for avocados, her kids’ artwork, Instagram, clever science-y blogs with stick figure illustrations, and craft beer.

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Posts

CivicActions Retreat 2017 in Sacramento

CivicActions' distributed team converged on Sacramento to accomplish a month’s worth of in-person growing, learning, planning, (and playing!) in just three days.

2017-10-12T09:45:29+00:00 Categories: Culture, Events|

15 sessions you won’t want to miss at BADCamp 2016

CivicActions is excited to both attend and sponsor the 10th year of BADCamp! We’re headed out tomorrow to get our booth set up and can’t wait to meet and mingle with all the wonderful people who are drawn to this event. We are constantly struck by the dedication, creativity, and [...]

2017-03-31T06:19:53+00:00 Categories: Drupal, Events|Tags: |