Melicent was the first and only woman elected Township Supervisor in Potter Township, Centre County, PA, and appointed board melliaison to various county committees working directly with state, county and municipal officials on projects benefiting the community. She served from 2011 to 2014, resigning her position to move to Eldorado at Santa Fe.

Official duties included attending Board of Supervisors meetings, multiple local and state seminars, briefings, budget appropriations and contract biddings. Working closely with fellow board members, the Township Road Supervisor and crew, and the Township Planning Board, Melicent’s position oversaw road maintenance, safety and zoning issues.

From 1983 to 1999, Melicent co-owned and operated a commercial wholesale/retail greenhouse business. Her duties included plant propagation, hiring and overseeing employees, daily face-to-face customer and vendor contact, inventory, bookkeeping and the general day-to-day operations of running a full-time highly successful business.

Melicent acquired her Antique Dealer’s license in 1986 as a respected dealer. She’s been an active member of an international antique collectors’ organization for 32 years, requiring hours of “Volunteer Committee” work, including annually held conventions, lectures, PowerPoint presentations, “round table” discussions and museum displays. In 2010, Melicent researched, wrote and published an antique collectors’ reference book based on decades of personal expertise.

Melicent owns and operates Handbuilt Pottery. From 2004 through 2007 she was featured in Early American Life Magazine’s Holiday Editions.