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Melissa Reed is Senior Principal, State and Local Government Relations at Park Street ­Public. ­Melissa Reed has extensive government relations, lobbying, and policy experience serving­ clients at the state and local levels of government. Prior to Park Street Public, Melissa served as­ an executive at MZA+Co. ­She served as the Senior Government Relations Representative for the City of Minneapolis for more than 11 years. In that role, she led public policy and lobbying efforts on issues related to­ public finance, capital investment, transportation, jobs and economic development, public safety­ and criminal justice reform, and regulatory matters at the state and federal levels. Melissa holds ­a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a master’s degree in Public Policy with­ concentrations in Women and Public Policy, and Lobbying and Advocacy, from the Humphrey ­School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.­­

Melissa Reed

Senior Principal, State and Local Government Relations


­B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison ­
MPP, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities­

Areas of Expertise

­General Consulting
­Procurement, State and Local Government­
Government Relations – Local Government­
Government Relations – Commerce
­Government Relations – Criminal Justice Reform/Civil Law­
Government Relations – Education and Workforce Development
­Government Relations – Capital Investment and Public Finance
­Government Relations – Transit and Transportation
Government Relations – Arts/Humanities­


­Board Member, Minnesota Governmental Relations Council 2013-2019­­


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