Melanie Flack, Executive Director

Melanie grew up on the back side of Black Lake, NY and then went on to graduate from SUNY Potsdam. She has remained in the area and currently lives in Lisbon, NY with her husband Alan. Alan is also SUNY Potsdam alumni and works as a middle school teacher at Lisbon Central School. He has coached modified basketball at LCS for 17 years.  Melanie and Alan have one son Connor who graduates from high school this year and plans to attend a local college to pursue a degree in education like his father.   Other than being ‘Connor’s mom’, outside of work you can find Melanie cheering on local sports teams, volunteering, attending local events or running St. Lawrence County roads, literally.
As the Executive Director of the Potsdam Chamber she looks forward to working closely with the Chamber board, local businesses and community members in the  Potsdam area. She understands how important businesses, and the hardworking people in those companies are to a community. Being a native of St. Lawrence County, Melanie is excited to meet more of these amazing people and help build the Chamber community to its fullest potential. 
Melanie: The North Country is my home.  I am thrilled to take on this new role in a community I already love. I look forward to being part of this Chamber team that works so hard to build and support your Potsdam community.  
Melanie has already met with several members of the Chamber and plans to do more outreach in the coming months. Please do not hesitate to contact her in person or send her an email at