Jay Melder serves as the Assistant City Administrator for Washington, DC for Mayor Muriel Bowser. In this role, he is responsible for management of the Internal Services Cluster, which consists of the Departments of General Services and Human Resources and the Offices of Risk Management, the Chief Technology Officer, Disability Rights, Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining, and Contracting and Procurement. Within Internal Services, Jay also oversees the City Administrator’s Project Management and Grants Management teams, which support implementation of key initiatives across the city.
Prior to serving as ACA, Jay held other leadership roles in the Bowser Administration, including at the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services the Department of Human Services, and the Office of Policy and Legislative Affairs.
Before joining the District Government, Jay served in the Obama Administration where he helped to coordinate the federal response to homelessness. Jay is a graduate of American University and Louisiana State University and is a proud District resident.