Tuesday evening during the Plymouth Redevelopment Commission meeting, Mayor Mark Senter took a few minutes to honor Melissa Christiansen with a Proclamation.

Reading the proclamation Mayor Senter said, “Melissa Christiansen has dedicated her life to this community, and has demonstrated in many practical ways her deep and genuine love for the City of Plymouth and especially the Plymouth School Corporation and the Redevelopment Commission.   

Melissa worked for the United States Department of Agriculture for 37 years as a Business Program Specialist in Logansport, Rochester, Plymouth, and Knox; and

also served on the Plymouth Community School Board for four terms, retiring at the end of 2022.  Chosen by her school board peers, she spent 13 of those 16 years as the non-voting member of the Plymouth Redevelopment Commission always with great spirit, input and ideas.

Under Melissa’s quiet leadership, the Redevelopment Commission has accomplished a lot including River Park Square, River Gate South, the Susan Bardwell Aquatics Center, and the renovation of Plymouth City Hall.

In her retirement, she plans to spend more time with grandkids Max, Remy & Silas in Austin, Texas as well as Anne in Nashville, Tennessee.  She also plans to stay active as treasurer of the local Purdue Alumni Association and a member of the Plymouth Rotary Club.

Melissa’s leadership and commitment to our community is renowned statewide and she has earned the respect of other government leaders and the affection of a host of area residents who are proud to call her “friend” NOW, therefore, I, Mark Senter, by the virtue of the authority vested in me as Mayor, and on behalf of the entire City Council and all our citizens, do hereby present the Key to the City of Plymouth to Melissa Christiansen and wish her the best in all her future endeavors.”