IGNITE Speaker Announcement #8 Melissa Valadez-Cummings
Melissa Valadez-Cummings will be teaching on the topic Good to Great Strategic Business Planning. Melissa Valadez-Cummings joined the City of Cedar Hill staff in 2003 and serves as Assistant City Manager. In her role, Valadez-Cummings has oversight responsibilities for numerous Citywide Sustainability initiatives, the City’s combined $86 million budget development process and the Departments of Utility Services, Tri-City Animal Shelter, Cedar Hill Public Library, Parks & Recreation, Planning & Zoning, Code Enforcement, and Neighborhood Services. Valadez-Cummings earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Kansas State University in Manhattan, KS and holds a master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Kansas. Melissa is an active member of the International City Management Association (ICMA), the Texas City Management Association (TCMA) and serves as the 2018 Vice President of North Texas City Management Association (NTCMA). She is a 2007 graduate of the Senior Executive Institute (SEI) of the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia and a 2008 graduate of the Leadership ICMA program. Along with ACM responsibilities, Melissa currently leads the City of Cedar Hill’s various Growing Green Sustainability
Melissa Valadez-Cummings will be teaching on the topic Good to Great Strategic Business Planning.