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Melissa Harrigan

​Raised in Tilbury, Melissa is an active community member who returned to Chatham-Kent after studying and working in other communities in Ontario. Her professional work has focused on policy development and evaluation, health system innovation, change management and leadership. Her priorities as a Councillor are to make strategic decisions that focus on family needs in all stages, support growth both in our local economy and communities and remove barriers to success faced by business, community groups and individuals. Melissa proudly roots her family and her garden in Jeanette's Creek. She is married to Kris, and they have three children, Jack, Liam, and Ruby.

Experience & Community Involvement

  • MA in Political Science, 2010, York University
  • BA (Hons) in Political Science and English, 2009, Carleton University
  • Director, Medical Affairs and Medical Recruitment, Chatham-Kent Health Alliance
  • Board Member, Tilbury District Family Health Team, Present
  • Tilbury Storm Soccer Association – League Convener
  • Chatham-Kent Health Alliance – Rural Health Advisory Committee, 2017-2019
  • Past Director YMCAs Across Southwestern Ontario, 2014-2018

Committee of Council Representative 

  • Community Development Advisory Committee
  • CK Plan 2035 Advisory Committee
  • Audit Committee
  • Wheatley BIA
  • CK Community Leaders Cabinet

Contact Councillor Harrigan

315 King Street West, Chatham, ON N7M 5K8

519-350-8254

melissa.harrigan@chatham-kent.ca