Melanie is in her first term with the Grasslands Public Schools and is the representative of Bassano, Rosemary and Gem (Ward A). Melanie was born and raised in the Bassano area, completing K-12 before moving on to post-secondary studies. She is married to Edward Chapman and has three children who attend Bassano School. She has a long history of involvement in local community and surrounding area activities. She is an active volunteer and serves on numerous boards and committees. As a graduate of Environmental Studies, she currently consults to the oil & gas industry. She also studied accounting and manages the financial operations of two businesses in addition to a number of book keeping contracts. In her spare time she is a hobby beekeeper, an avid reader and enjoys spending time with her family skiing and camping.