Merelise O’Connor has a Master of Public Administration from the University of New Hampshire; a Bachelor of Science from Plymouth State College, and an Associate of Science from Dean Junior College. Ms. O’Connor has 17 years of local government administration experience and 11 years in several positions in New Hampshire state government. Ms. O’Connor most recently worked for the New Hampshire Local Government Center as Deputy Director for Member Services where she was responsible for providing a wide variety of services to New Hampshire municipalities. Prior to that, she worked for the New Hampshire Retirement System as Chief Member Services Officer; for the Governor’s Office of Energy and Community Services as Deputy Director; and as Town Administrator, and Parks and Recreation Director, in Plymouth, New Hampshire. During her tenure as the Plymouth Town Administrator, Ms. O’Connor served as member and President of the New Hampshire Municipal Management Association; was Trustee and Chair of the New Hampshire Municipal Association’s Property Liability Trust; and served on the Executive Committee and as Vice President of the New Hampshire Municipal Association.