Melanie Lewis Dickerson MPA ‘09 Among Three CU Denver Alumni in DBJ's 40 Under Forty 2022 ClassMar 31, 2022
As a Portfolio Lead for Community Solutions, Melanie works directly with communities and partners to build and improve systems to end homelessness using data, quality improvement and problem solving tools from multiple sectors. She is a leader on the Built for Zero team, where she oversees a portfolio of large-scale change partnerships in the United States and abroad. Prior to joining Community Solutions in 2014, Melanie spent six years with the City and County of Denver where she served as the Partnerships Manager for Denver’s Road Home, focusing on policy development, regional collaboration and strategic partnerships.
In the community, Melanie is the recent Past President of the Junior League of Denver, Metro Denver Homeless Initiative and Mile High Young Professionals. Melanie is a graduate of the 2015 Downtown Denver Leadership Program and Leadership Denver Class of 2017. Melanie was also named one of Colorado’s Top 25 Most Influential Young Professionals by ColoradoBiz Magazine in 2020.
She is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Mississippi State University with a degree in Political Science and a graduate of the University of Colorado Denver with a Master of Public Administration where she was awarded the John C. Buechner Scholarship.
When not at work, Melanie enjoys live music, community engagement and spending time with her husband, Josh, daughter, Carter, and goldendoodle, Houser.
CU Denver Alumni receiving the Denver Business Journal's 40 Under Forty recognition in March 2022:
- Melanie Lewis Dickerson MPA ‘09, Portfolio Lead for Community Solutions
- Yessica Holguin MS ‘04, Executive Director at the Center for Community Wealth Building
- Carrie Hackenberger MS ‘18, Principal at Husch Blackwell Strategies Colorado