Kathy Meehan was elected to a four-year term as Mayor in November of 2012. The Mayor is the only member of the City Council who is not elected from a district. ( Link to Map of Districts)
Mayor Meehan completed two terms as the council member from District 3 in 2012. As a council member, she was appointed by the City Council to represent Melbourne as a member of the Space Coast Transportation Planning Organization.
Mayor Meehan was selected by her fellow council members to serve one-year terms as vice mayor in 2007 and 2010. Mayor Meehan was President of the Board of Directors for the Space Coast League of Cities for 2009-2010. She encourages everyone to attend the Melbourne Police Community Relations Council every second Thursday of the month.
Mayor Meehan is a native of Montreal, Canada. She became a naturalized
American Citizen in 1967, and has lived in Melbourne since 1979. She
graduated from the Florida Institute of Technology in 1992 with honors with a Bachelor of
Science Degree in Psychology after earning her Associate in Arts Degree from Brevard Community College.
Prior to election to the City Council, Mayor Meehan had served the City as a member of the Planning and Zoning Board. She is employed as a manager with Meehan's Office Products and has also worked as a Case Manager with Community Care for the Elderly.
Service: Mayor Meehan has long been active in community service. She
was a volunteer on the Melbourne Downtown Progress Association Board of
Directors from 1987 to 1991, and from 1993 to 1998 served on the Melbourne
Police Community Relations Council. Also beginning in 1993, she served as
Coordinator with the Melbourne Riverview Crime Watch, continuing in that
role until 2000. Beginning
in 1994, she served as a volunteer with Neighbors Against Crime, Inc. for 7 years and
participated in anti-drug marches led by Leonard Ross and the late Rev. Carol Glanton. She has served on the School Improvement Committee at Hoover
Jr. High, and served on the School Improvement Committee at West Shore
Jr./Sr. High School. She has since 1997 served with Brevard Brush Strokes.
Mayor Meehan has been married since 1984 to Dennis. The Meehans are members of Community Chapel of Melbourne Beach. They have a son who attends the University of Central Florida and a daughter who attends BCC.