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Fire/Police/Medical: 911
City Hall: 724-8918
Police Dispatch: 724-8274
Craw. Co EMS: 724-6435
Craw. Co Ambulance: 724-4721
Police Admin: 724-6219
Fire Admin: 724-6216
Hospital Admin: 724-8219
After Hrs. Water/Elec: 724-6216
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Ward 4

 

council-cherryMs. Melody Cherry
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Melody Cherry was elected to the Girard City Council in April 2011. Melody was raised in Pittsburg, Ks. After graduating high school and college, she began her career at age 21 in the private sector, moving to Kansas City to join US Telecom. Soon after, US Telecom merged with Mid West Group and was eventually  bought by Sprint. Melody worked for Sprint for seven years as the Payroll Account Manager for Overseas and the Sprint Marketing Group employees.

After the birth of her second son she started a licensed daycare business and managed the operation over the next four years. Having a passion for accounting, she closed the daycare and answered Sprints' call to return and help convert the payroll and general ledger accounting systems to ADP software. Over the next six and one half years Melody worked with Sprint and ADP "Team-Work Action Teams" to ensure a smooth and seamless transition.

In 1999 she returned to live and raise her children in Southeast Kansas where she has since called Girard home and is employed by Greenbush where she has worked as Payroll Officer, Virtual Greenbush Online School Manager, and is currently managing the School District Administrative Claiming and Cost Based Reconciliation Medicaid programs for school districts around the state of Kansas.

While living in Pittsburg she volunteered on the Little Balkans Festival Committee and currently serves on the Kansas Health Foundation Grant Committee of Crawford County, Girard Farmers Market, Envision Girard Steering Committee and Celebrate Girard.

Melody has two sons; Taylor and Cody.