Melanie Bashore has been recently appointed to the position of Purchasing Agent/Tax Collector. As the Purchasing Agent/Tax Collector, Melanie will oversee the collection of ad valorem taxes and the Town of Nashville's procurement process. She has been with the town since July of 2015. After graduating from East Carolina University (ECU) with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting in May 2015, she took on the role of Accounting Technician. During her tenure as the Accounting Technician, Melanie’s responsibilities included Account Payable and Payroll. In 2016, Melanie began pursuing a Master’s in Public Administration with an anticipated graduation date of December 2018. Melanie has completed the Basic Principles of Local Government Purchasing course at the UNC School of Government in pursuit of her certified Local Government Purchasing Officer (CLGPO) certification. She was sworn in as a Deputy Finance Officer by Mayor Donald Street in February 2018. When asked about her recent promotion, Melanie expressed excitement about this advancement opportunity in her career.