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Melissa Wilk, Alameda County Chief Deputy Auditor-Controller, is a dedicated leader with 20 years of financial management experience in County government and is committed to the superior protection of official public records, and ensuring that through prudent fiscal stewardship and the highest level of accountability and transparency, that all County resources will be spent, audited and reported based on the expectations of the citizens of Alameda County, and in accordance with the law. She will continue to ensure the highest degree of integrity, fiscal stewardship and transparency within the Auditor-Controller/Clerk-Recorder Agency and Alameda County.

Melissa is incredibly proud to be a member of the Alameda County team whose tireless dedication to strong fiscal stewardship has been rewarded with the prestigious "triple-triple" designation of AAA ratings from all three credit rating agencies. Alameda County is one of only two California counties to hold this distinction! Read more about it here.

Education:

BA (Department of Psychology) University of Buffalo; 1993; Summa Cum Laude

MPA (Graduate School of Public and International Affairs) University of Pittsburgh; 1995

MSW (Graduate School of Social Work)
University of Pittsburgh; 1995

Non-Profit Management Certificate (Graduate School of Public and International Affairs) University of Pittsburgh; 1995

Memberships/Committees/Organizations:

Bay Area Chapter of the State Association
of County Auditors

County Recorders' Association of California

Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA)

State Association of County Auditors
Legislative Committee

Measure H1 Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee

Alameda County Cannabis Working Group

Melissa is currently the Chief Deputy Auditor-Controller for Alameda County, reporting directly to the elected Auditor-Controller/Clerk-Recorder. Prior to that she served as the Assistant Controller. In both positions she has been responsible for directly managing all operations and staff of the Auditor-Controller/Clerk-Recorder Agency, which includes implementing and maintaining County-wide financial, payroll, internal control and compliance systems to ensure accurate financial record keeping; disbursement of County-related payments; management of payroll and related compensation and benefits; development of risk assessments and audit plans; County financial reporting to County, State and federal authorities; specialized accounting services for joint powers authorities; property tax levy and apportionment; the recordation and preservation of all Official Public Records; the processing of marriage licenses, fictitious business names and notary oaths; and collection of accounts related to victim restitution, fines, penalties and over payments.

ENDORSEMENTS

John Chiang
State Treasurer
State Controller (Fmr.)

Betty Yee
State Controller

Bob Wieckowski
Senator

Tom Bates
Assemblymember (Ret.)
Mayor, Berkeley (Ret.)

Rob Bonta
Assemblymember

Kansen Chu
Assemblymember

Bill Quirk
Assemblymember

Johan Klehs
Assemblymember (Ret.)

Steve Manning
Auditor-Controller/Clerk-Recorder
Alameda County

Patrick O’Connell
Auditor-Controller/Clerk-Recorder Alameda County (Ret.)

Wilma Chan
President, Board of Supervisors,
Alameda County

Scott Haggerty
Board of Supervisors 
Alameda County

Richard Valle
Board of Supervisors
Alameda County

Nate Miley
Board of Supervisors
Alameda County

Alice Lai-Bitker
Board of Supervisors (Fmr.)
Alameda County

David Haubert
Mayor, Dublin

John Marchand
Mayor, Livermore

Jerry Thorne
Mayor, Pleasanton

 

Barbara Halliday
Mayor, Hayward

Elisa Márquez
Mayor Pro Tempore, Hayward

Bill Harrison
Mayor, Fremont (Fmr.)

Mike Bucci
Vice Mayor, Newark

Larry Reid
President, Oakland City Council

Annie Campbell Washington
City Councilmember, Oakland

Abel Guillen
City Councilmember, Oakland

Raj Salwan
City Councilmember, Fremont

Rick Jones
City Councilmember, Fremont

David Bonaccorsi
City Councilmember, Fremont

Sue Chan
City Councilmember, Fremont (Fmr.)

Abe Gupta
City Councilmember, Dublin

Kathy Narum
City Councilmember, Pleasanton

Francisco Zermeño
City Councilmember, Hayward

Kevin Dowling
City Councilmember, Hayward (Fmr.)

Lena Tam
City Councilmember, Alameda (Fmr.)

Cheryl Cook-Kallio
City Councilmember (Fmr.)
Pleasanton

Gregory Ahern
Sheriff/Coroner, Alameda County

Deputy Sheriffs’ Association 
of Alameda County (DSA)

Fremont Police Association

Ron Thomsen
Assessor, Alameda County

 

Robert Campbell
Auditor-Controller,
Contra Costa County

Edith Driscoll
Auditor-Controller/Treasurer-Tax Collector, Santa Cruz County

Henry Levy
Treasurer-Tax Collector
Alameda County

Michael Miller
Auditor-Controller, Monterey County

Juan Raigoza
Controller, San Mateo County

Tracy Schulze
Auditor-Controller, Napa County

Simona Padilla-Scholtens
Auditor-Contoller, Solano County

Jennifer Toy Harrison
Board Member
Union Sanitary District

Angela Ramirez Holmes
Board Member
Zone 7 Water Agency

Ken McCullum
Founder, Men of Iron, Oakland

Dr. Hal G. Gin
Member, Board of Trustees
Chabot-Las Positas Community College District

Yvonne Cerrato
Trustee, Board of Education
Alameda County

Aisha Knowles
Trustee, Board of Education
Alameda County

Aimee Sueko Eng
Director
Oakland Unified School Board

Sharan Kaur
Board Member
New Haven Unified School District

Jamie Yee Hintzke
Trustee
Pleasanton Unified School District

“I am pleased to endorse Melissa Wilk for Alameda County Auditor-Controller. Her dedication to fiscal responsibility, accountability and transparency make her the best candidate to manage and safeguard our taxpayer dollars.

Please join me in supporting Melissa Wilk for  Alameda County Auditor-Controller on June 5th.”

—Betty Yee, California State Controller

Paid for by Melissa Wilk for Auditor-Controller/Clerk-Recorder 2018  |  FPPC#: 1403523

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