Melanie Garcia is a 1984 graduate of Bedford High School, Temperance, MI. After High School working in the Banking Industry for 18 years and attending Monroe County Community College for 2 years. She has resided in Washington Local for 23 years, elected to the School Board in November of 2019. An active community member for the 23 years where it began with an invitation to the Bands Chicken BBQ where the love and dedication to WLS started. Melanie has been actively involved in 2 parent clubs, parent council, parent mentor, Boy and Girl Scouts, WJLF for Meadowvale Eagles, Whitmer Athletic Club, Whitmer Hockey, Ability Center of Greater Toledo, Lucas County Board of DD, advocacy in Lucas County along with many charities throughout the City of Toledo.
Bob, Melanie's husband is a retired (25 years of service) police officer, where he was a patrolman, field training officer and a crisis intervention officer. Bob and Melanie were blessed with triplets in 2000, all attending Washington Local Schools and graduating in 2018. Since graduation, Mikayla who has diplegia cerebral palsy, works as a promoter for a local home improvement company. Reyes serves in the Air National Guard with the 180th FW while working for the Bedford Fire Dept. And Robert is living life to the fullest with quadriplegia cerebral palsy.
Melanie continues her full commitment to the district and community as an active advocate for not just disabilities but for all. She willingly and enjoys volunteering and answering the call for help when and where needed.