Commissioner Melissa Daub was first elected to the Wayne County Commission in 2018. She represents District 10, which includes Canton Township, Plymouth Township and the City of Plymouth. A proud graduate of Plymouth-Canton High School, Commissioner Daub holds a bachelor's degree from Eastern Michigan University. Prior to serving on the Wayne County Commission, Commissioner Daub worked in accounting, with extensive experience in both leadership and individual contributor positions.
Increasing government transparency and accountability is one of her top priorities. In 2019, she advocated for the installation of audio-visual equipment that now allows the Wayne County Commission to broadcast meetings and post recordings to YouTube to allow constituents to better connect with their county government. Commissioner Daub has also been an advocate for the repair of our county's crumbling infrastructure, serving on the Wayne County Commission's Committee on Public Services. On the committee, she's worked to fix the roads, replace dilapidated street signs, and install traffic lights and signals that are instrumental to keeping our roads safe. In 2019, as Vice-Chair of the Committee on Audit the Commissioner worked alongside the Legislative Auditor General to save Wayne County taxpayers $26.7 million by improving government efficiency.
For the 2019-2020 legislative session, Commissioner Daub serves as Vice-Chair of the Committee on Audit and Chair of the Special Task Force on the 100th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage. She also serves on the Committee on Public Services, the Committee on Health & Human Services, and the Committee on Public Safety, Judiciary & Homeland Security.
Commissioner Daub is a strong advocate for Plymouth-Canton and Wayne County on both the state and federal level as a member of the Michigan Association of Counties (MAC) and National Association of Counties (NACo). She is a member of NACo's Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and serves as Chair of the Subcommittee on Airports. She is also a member of the Large Urban County Caucus (LUCC), Women of NACo Leadership Network, and Next Generation NACo Network. On the state level, Commissioner Daub is a member of MAC's Committee on Transportation.
Commissioner Daub is a proud member of the National Democratic County Officials, the Michigan Democratic Party, Canton Democratic Club and Plymouth Democratic Club. Commissioner Daub lives in Canton with her son and their senior dog, Toby.