Melissa Jeffers

Councilwoman

“Melissa is a lifelong resident of Colonie and attended North Colonie schools. She was a longtime participant in both the Latham Lassies Softball League and the Latham Circle Soccer Club. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies and French from Elmira College, where she also participated in numerous community service programs. Additionally, she had the unique experience of studying abroad at a political science school in France while completing an internship with an Irish Member of the European Parliament. Upon graduating, she returned to Colonie and received a Master’s Degree from SUNY Albany while working part-time at the former St. Colman’s Daycare. Melissa spent over three years working in the private sector at Liberty Travel in Colonie Center, during which time she purchased her first home in South Colonie. She then decided to seek a career in public service, where she was previously employed as a paralegal in the Albany County Office of Immigration Assistance and currently works as secretary to a Supreme Court Justice in Albany County.

Melissa lives in Menands with her beloved dog, Colby. In her free time, Melissa enjoys baking, playing soccer at Afrim's, and spending as much time as possible discovering new trails outdoors with Colby.”

LIAISON FOR:

  • Town Attorney
  • Human Resources
  • Planning and Economic Development
  • Civil Service
  • Planning Board / Zoning Board

EDUCATION:

  • Shaker High School (2005)
  • B.A. International Studies and French, Elmira College (2009)
  • M.A. French Studies, SUNY Albany (2011)
  • Certificate in Paralegal Studies, Tompkins Cortland Community College (2017)
Councilwoman Melissa Jeffers Von Dollen
jeffersm@colonie.org