I'm a Richmond area transplant from the Tidewater. I attended high school in RVA and later returned to the area after marriage. Looking for a way to serve the community, I began volunteering for various non-profit organizations, registering voters and following local politics for fun. Besides being the coolest SAHM ever, I love to cook, travel, and live tweet RVA social and political events all through these twitter streets. I like my [vegan] food spicy, my heels super high, and my wine by the bottle. I hope you enjoy my super shady humor so much that you're led to get involved in #RVAPolitics too
MELISSA M. VAUGHN,
Melissa Vaughn is a longtime #rvacouncil-phile who has been watching the antics of Richmond’s legislative body since the tender age of 11. She makes her home in Highland Park with her husband, best friend, 2 dogs, 3 cats, 10 fish, countless plants, and a partridge in a pear tree. Melissa is the Volunteer Coordinator and News & Public Affairs Committee Co-Chair at WRIR-LP 97.3 FM Richmond, an all-volunteer run independent community radio station. She learned how to become the Type A producer she is for various radio and podcast projects such as RVA Dirt’s Municipal Mania and The Quick and Dirty City Council Roundup in Studio B at WRIR and so can you! APPLY HERE. For the most part Melissa is a career volunteer, splitting her time between WRIR and RVA Dirt while squeezing in freelance admin work and podcast production, homemaking, and the occasional dip into political campaigns. In her copious free time (LOLSOB) she enjoys spending time as a hermit at home with her dudes and her furfam, gardening, crafting, baking, finding leggings no one else has, and talking trash about the movies she grew up watching.