Melinda Moulton | CEO/Redeveloper

Melinda Moulton | CEO/Redeveloper

Melinda Moulton has been involved in environmental and socially conscious redevelopment since 1983.  Melinda has devoted the last 38 years of her life creating a new model for development.   This model includes a “team approach to design, development, and construction” philosophy.  Melinda as CEO, along with the President of Main Street Landing, Lisa Steele, provided the leadership to produce a 25-year incremental redevelopment project for the Burlington Vermont Waterfront, and spearheaded 250,000 square feet and thirty million dollars of built environment on Burlington’s Waterfront.


Melinda Chaired the Boards of the Burlington Parking & Transportation Council, Burlington Business Association, Vermont Retail Association, The Intervale Center, College Steps and the Vermont Folklife Center.  She served on the Boards of The Greater Burlington YMCA, Lund Family Center, Chittenden East School District, Special Olympics Vermont, Opportunities Credit Union, Vermont Public Interest Research Group, the Orton Family Foundation, Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility, Audubon Vermont, and the Vermont Arts Council. Melinda served on the Board and Action Fund of Planned Parenthood of Northern New England for nine years.  She was a member of the Vermont Business Roundtable.  Melinda co-chaired the capital campaigns for the Lund Center and Planned Parenthood of Northern New England.


She presently serves on the Executive Council of the Williston Restorative Justice Center, and the Boards of Main Street Alliance and ACLU-Vermont.  Governor Shumlin appointed Melinda to the Vermont Pathways From Poverty Council in 2014.  Governor Shumlin in 2015 appointed Melinda to the Vermont Commission on Women.  She was the Co-Chair of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Campaign for 2011.  Melinda served on the Regional Affairs Committee of the Lake Champlain Chamber of Commerce, and has been a strong advocate for the return of passenger rail to Union Station in Burlington.  Melinda served on the Advisory Councils of the Vermont Green Building Network, University of Vermont’s 2020 “Leading By Design” Sustainability Task Force, the Childhood Hunger Council of Chittenden County, Spectrum Youth Center, and Patient Choices Vermont.  She participated on the development and ultimate steering committee for the Burlington Legacy Project.  She serves as a Trustee of the Community Sailing Center.  

For twenty-one years Melinda has and continues to host CCTV’s Channel 17 Live @ 5:25 p.m. TV Show entitled “On the Waterfront with Melinda” where monthly, Melinda interviews people in Vermont who are serving their community through extraordinary vision, commitment, and hard work to make our state a better place to live.  


Melinda was honored by the Burlington Business Association with the Nathan Harris Award in recognition of her contribution to the economic vitality of downtown Burlington.  She was also honored with the Vermont Business for Social Responsibilities’ Terry Ehrich Award.  


Main Street Landing has won the Energy Star for Small Business Award from the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, the illustrious Hertzel Pasackow Award for Architectural Excellence, Chittenden County Historical Society Award, the Burlington Historic Preservation Association Award, AIA Excellence in Architecture Award, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Silver (LEED) Award from the U. S. Green Building Council, and the Burlington Development Award.  


Melinda as CEO of Main Street Landing endeavors to support the arts and local culture, provide incubator space for start-up local businesses, nurture social responsibility, and educate people about environmental and social conscience.  Her sustainability agenda of ecological integrity, economic security, individual empowerment, and social well-being is recognized throughout the country as the way of the future for design, development, construction, and good business practice in the area of built-environment development.   Melinda lectures across the country on her work, leadership, women empowerment, and sustainable business and building practices.