Don MelnickDon practiced as a civil engineer for over 30 years including roles as a manager and business owner. During this period he also studied management including business law, organizational behavior, and human resources and trained as a meeting facilitator. Since retiring in 1996 he has served in a number of volunteer roles in the community including chairing a homeowners association on Hartstine Island, chairing the Mason County Economic Development Council, serving on the Lacey Planning Commission, and, most recently, serving as a citizen member of the Intercity Transit Authority Board. At Panorama, where he and Rosalie have lived for 11 years, he chaired the Auditorium Advisory Committee and for a time Panorama Television where he still volunteers.

Since joining OUUC in 2010 Don has served as the chair of the Building and Grounds Committee and served on the Space Committee and, more recently, the Finance Committee. Prior to the recent transition to policy governance, he was elected Chair of the Program Council and served as an Executive Team member.

Joining OUUC has been the first truly formal religious experience in Don’s life, and he has quickly come to value the broad diversity of congregational viewpoints and to respect member’s great passion for living them.