City Recorder
Meet the City Recorder - Melissa York 
Patty Ringnalda

The Dayton City Recorder is the local official who administers democratic processes such as elections and access to city records, and ensuring transparency to the public. The Recorder acts as a compliance officer for federal, state and local statutes, including Oregon Public Meetings Law, Oregon Public Records Law, Oregon Ethics Laws, and Oregon and local elections laws. The City Recorder provides support to the City Council and other commissions and committees of the City.

In addition to her duties detailed above, Melissa is also the Planning Coordinator and the Court Clerk. 

Melissa has 15 years experience in municipal government and enjoys it because it's refreshing to work with people who share a similar service-focused mindset. Melissa appreciates serving her community, and her bilingual abilities in Spanish have proved to be an asset that aligns with her personal and professional goals. 

Melissa and her family moved from Sherwood to Dayton a few years ago.  She value's a smaller community and enjoys exploring all that Yamhill County has to offer.  She spends her downtime with her husband, Jeff, and daughter, Sierra, hiking, camping, ATV riding, spending time with friends, adventures at the coast, attending farmers markets, exploring new wineries and local businesses/restaurants. 

Melissa is honored for the opportunity to work for the City of Dayton.  It is truly gratifying knowing that her skills and efforts are contributing towards the greater good. 

Melissa can be reached at City Hall:

416 Ferry St
Dayton, OR 97114