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Melissa Norgard

City of Sidney
Economic Development Director
Melissa is the Economic Development Director for the City of Sidney. She was born and raised in Sidney. After graduating from Sidney High School in 2000, she attended the University of Nebraska at Kearney and majored in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing and Management. After graduating from UNK, Melissa stayed in Kearney working at Cabela’s retail store and Bico’s Restaurant and Bar. In January of 2005, she opted for a change of pace and scenery and moved to San Diego, California. She worked for a full-service advertising and promotional agency as an Account Manager for 7 ½ years. In November of 2012, after getting married, wanting to buy a house and start a family, Melissa and her husband, Stan opted to move back to Sidney for job opportunities at Cabela’s corporate headquarters. She worked as a Program Manager for partnerships and sponsorships for almost 4 years and then took on a financial analyst role until March of 2017. In March of 2017, she started the role as Economic Development Director for the City of Sidney.