32_melindacofc_4792By Deanna Wakkinen, I-O Reporter

A Texas native, Melinda Russett has lived in Conrad for over three years with her two children and husband Steve. She now takes the reigns as Conrad Area Chamber of Commerce executive secretary.

Russett’s first big projects on the job will include their yearly membership drive and banquet.

With over 15 years of computer experience, Russett looks forward to getting to work with and help in the community that her children are growing up in. She comments that Conrad is a “great place to raise kids” and that she really likes the community that her husband also grew up in.

Having adjusted to the winters, Russett says she prefers it over the heat and loves it here. She is a people person who has been an EMT for Conrad since Sept. 2009. Her husband is also a member of the Conrad Volunteer Fire Department.