Local Government Fellow

Melissa Schigoda

New Orleans, LA

Director of the Office of Performance and Accountability, New Orleans, LA

Melissa Schigoda is the Director of the Office of Performance and Accountability in the City of New Orleans. OPA leverages data to set goals, track performance and get results across City government. During her time at OPA, Melissa led the development of the ResultsNOLA website, coordinated the Data Governance Committee, partnered with the police department on revamping their ComSTAT program, and brought an evidence-based approach to several other high-priority projects. Prior to her role at OPA, Melissa spent eight years on the public and nonprofit sectors, specializing in data analysis, performance management and information design. Melissa holds an undergraduate degree in Political Science and a Ph.D. in International Development from Tulane University.