Melinda Schiera has advocated for the North Austin community since purchasing her first home in 2011. Now she's running for Austin City Council District 4!


Austin needs to increase its affordable housing supply without the displacement of residents or the added expense to taxpayers.

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Melinda Schiera moved to Austin in 2005 after graduating from Indiana University. She purchased her first home with her husband in 2011. Melinda volunteered as vice-president and president of the North Austin Civic Association, leading communication, beautification, and safety efforts, for the past 10+ years. 


Melinda is a freelance marketing data analyst under her business Belt Out Loud Marketing, where her focus is to recommend and execute data-driven business and marketing decisions.

She is also the mother of two precious children, and cares deeply about ensuring that Austin supports every child's ability to thrive, especially in North Austin.




Advocated for Safer Housing for Austin and Repeat Offender Program


Negotiated increased housing density zoning for N. Lamar and decreased zoning for Rundberg Ln.


Organized Keep Austin Beautiful, It's My Park Day, and grant-funded beautification projects


Collaborated with APD & neighbors to address public safety issues (i.e. Heron Hollow Park)


Advocated for a rail that would service District 4, the most dense neighborhood district in Austin


Implemented online communication platforms for community education & support


Affordable Housing

Evaluate opportunities to increase affordable housing in District 4. 

Emergency MGMT

Follow through on winter storm recommendations & communication needs.

Prop B Homeless

Support the implementation of Prop B in a humane manner.

Project Connect

Project Connect & Orange Line must serve the needs of District 4.

District 4 Communication

Create multilingual platform for community education & support.

Infrastructure Needs

Survey all District 4 residents to understand local infrastructure & education needs. 

Public Safety

Work with APD to understand and address public safety issues.

Apartment Coalition

Increase communication and provide more community support to renters.

Abandoned Vehicles

Inventory all abandoned vehicles in District 4 & improve process for removal. 

Melinda pledges to give 10% of her council income to effective non-profits or schools for District 4 efforts.