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- Mayor Melonie Bahr Monson
Mayor Melonie Bahr Monson
Melonie Bahr Monson
Melonie Bahr Monson grew up in Zephyrhills, is a proud graduate of Zephyrhills High in 1979, and has seen the city grow and develop into the community it is today. A retired cosmetologist of 33 years, Melonie owned and operated her own business for 25 years. She had the distinction of being a Regional Performing Artist for Redken International.
Melonie grew up knowing and understanding business as her family has been a part of the Zephyrhills business community for more than 54 years. Today Melonie is proud to be the Marketing Executive for her siblings’ business, Bahr’s Propane Gas & AC. She recently retired as the CEO of the Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce where she served for the past 7+ years. Under her leadership the organization received the distinguished Chamber Plus Certification from the (FACP) Florida Association of Chamber Professionals and the FACP 2021 Statewide Communication award. She is recognized as a Florida Certified Chamber Professional.
Melonie is enthusiastic about making a difference in the community which she loves and enjoys giving back. She currently serves as the Vice Chair of the East & Central Pasco Habitat for Humanity board, on the East Pasco Chamber Foundation board, and the Zephyrhills Economic Development Coalition. Melonie served on, and chaired, the Pasco County Citizen’s Advisory Council working closely with FDOT and the Metropolitan Planning Organization on roads & infrastructure issues facing our city. She has served on the PHSC East Campus Community Committee and has worked on many projects with the Zephyrhills Noon Rotary to strengthen Zephyrhills. Always active in her church and community, Melonie has been a cubmaster and den leader, young women leader, coached youth soccer, is an avid golfer and loves reading in her spare time.
For the last 10 years Melonie has been an advocate for Zephyrhills and is looking forward to continuing to collaborate with our local leaders and residents. “As your Mayor, I promise to continue my service to this community and to work side by side with you, our citizens, as we continue to keep Zephyrhills a place where we can raise our families, enjoy life, and retire to a peaceful place we call home.”
Melonie and her husband Dennis have raised seven (7) children who live throughout the country and enjoy spoiling their eighteen (18) grandchildren any time they can.