Public service is in Public Works Director Melissa Walker’s DNA.
She is following in the footsteps of her father, a longtime civil engineer. He instilled in Melissa a sense of duty to better the community around her.
In her role, Melissa keeps Moreno Valley residents moving. She ensures City streets are maintained, streetlights shine brightly, and public infrastructure holds strong.
She began her public service journey by achieving a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. From there, she returned to the Inland Empire, completing her Master’s in Public Administration at California State University, San Bernardino.
As she progressed in the San Bernardino County Department of Public Works, she held positions in flood control and transportation, and proudly protected San Bernardino County from dangerous storms and severe traffic.
Melissa was the first woman to be Deputy Director of Operations for San Bernardino County, a testament to her hard work and dedication to the community.
Melissa joined the City of Moreno Valley in 2021 as the Engineering Division Manager, and immediately made an impression on the City. It wasn’t long before she was named Public Works Director in 2022, a role in which she thrives.
There’s more to Melissa than roads and streetlights. She enjoys painting on canvas, listening to live music, and spending quality time with her sons Nathan and Connor.
Melissa Walker’s leadership philosophy is simple: inspire people to achieve extraordinary things by bringing out the greatness that lives within them.
Melissa is one of the extraordinary people that makes Moreno Valley soar!