Melissa Capps

Title: City Clerk

Municipality: City of Goldsboro

Position Interested In: Municipal Clerk At-Large

Tell us why you would like to serve in a leadership position at the League. In particular, specify goals you would like to accomplish as an officer or board member and indicate how, if attained, they will help to achieve Vision 2030 – the League’s future vision of how cities and towns will operate in 2030.

I would like to serve on the League’s Board of Directors because it can provide an opportunity to expand my network and my knowledge of local government. It also provides an opportunity for me to support and build relationships with other local governments and assist in shaping the future of our municipalities. I feel it is important to share in the responsibility of making our municipalities stronger and educating our citizens on how we can grow our communities and improve governmental relations.


If selected to serve, one of the goals I would like to accomplish includes helping to reach and empower our citizens, show them how they can help shape their communities and help them understand the importance of participating in local government activities such as serving on boards and commissions or serving as an elected official. Citizen involvement is vital to local government. In turn, I believe reaching out to citizens and including them, we can build stronger relationships within our communities and our state. “Working as one. Advancing All.”

Tell us about your experience as a municipal official. You may want to include information on your service on the municipal governing body, other related boards and special areas of interest.

I have worked in local government for about 15 years. I have served as City Clerk for the City of Goldsboro since 2007. I have served two terms as District 4 Director for the NC Association of Municipal Clerks and currently serve as Recording Secretary. In addition I have also served on the Programs and Education Committee, the Finance Committee, the Membership Committee, the Executive Committee and We Share Our Services [WSOS] Committee for the NCAMC.

Tell us about your educational background, professional experience, and/or community or civic activities. 

I have my Master Municipal Clerk Certification (MMC) from IIMC (International Institute for Municipal Clerks) as well as the NC Certified Municipal Clerk Certification (NCCMC).

Have You Participated in Any NCLM Events or Committees? 

  • CityVision Annual Conference

  • Town & State Dinner or Town Hall Days

Please provide any other information you would like the Nominations Committee to consider.

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