Introducing Commander & Commissioner Stephen Melcher: Columnist on Veterans Affairs for the City County Observer


The City County Observer is pleased to welcome and introduce County Commissioner Stephen Melcher as a City County Observer Columnist on Veterans Affairs. As a Veteran of the U.S. Army Commissioner Melcher is uniquely qualified to author high quality articles on all of the issues that are important to our treasured American Veterans.

Commissioner Melcher serves as Commander of Vanderburgh County Veterans Council, is a Life member of the both American Legion Post 354 (Vice-Commander) and Amvets Post 84. Stephen attends Grace & Peace Lutheran Church and values his faith while honoring his spiritual roots.

Stephen believes his role as a Commissioner is that of a public servant, and he has long emphasized the importance of leadership that provides economic development opportunities that welcome diversity. Stephen’s record reflects his opposition to any restrictions based on gender, ethnicity, age, disability, religion, race and economic background.

Stephen has a strong fiscal background in business and currently serves as Facilities Director for CAPE. Graduate of Bosse High School and attended University of Southern Indiana.

Stephen considers himself a vital link to his community and is actively involved in neighborhood associations and United Neighborhoods of Evansville. President of Lakeview Optimist Club (life member), Fraternal Order of Police Association, Indiana Right to Life and Right to Life of Vanderburgh County. He works to provide residents with a sense of fairness in the government process and to provide an improved quality of life for our families and neighborhoods.

Commissioner Melcher is experienced as an author having contributed many editorials and op-ed pieces over his political and professional career here in Evansville, Indiana. It is our privilege to partner with Commissioner Melcher in his passion for advocating for American Veterans and we are looking forward reading and publishing all of his monthly columns.


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