Business Advisory Board


  • 6:30 p.m.
  • 4th Monday of every even month
  • Veterans Memorial Complex
    2285 Minton Road
    West Melbourne, FL 32904-4916


  • Rusty Melle II
    Phone: 321-622-2701
    Term of Office: November 2020 - November 2021
    Email Rusty Melle
  • Richard Naber
    Phone: 321-726-0636
    Term of Office: November 2020 - November 2021
    Email Rich Naber
  • Ramses Rodriguez
    Phone: 321-537-6228
    Term of Office: November 2020 - November 2021
    Email Ramses Rodriguez
  • David Rulli
    Phone: 724-219-5992
    Term of Office: November 2020 - November 2021
    Email David Rulli
  • Daniel McDow
    City Council Liaison
    Phone: 321-837-7774
    Email Daniel McDow


The City of West Melbourne's Business Advisory Board was established in 2009 to provide advice to the City Council on how the City can implement measures that will promote, improve and meet the needs of commercial establishments. This includes the following:

  • Determine commercial needs of citizens and businesses
  • Survey existing businesses
  • Inventory vacant commercial land and buildings
  • Recommend methods to enhance and promote business activity


The Business Advisory Board consists of up to 9 members appointed by Council and serve one year terms. Individuals are eligible for appointment if they hold a current Business Tax Receipt with the City, or are employed by a business that operates within the City or own or manage a business in a nearby unincorporated area.. It is the intent to encourage membership from various business categories (e.g., restaurants, retail, warehouses, etc.).

Board vacancies will be posted in the News Flash section of the City's website, on this web page, The Sun Newsletter, and within City Hall. If you are interested in serving on the Business Advisory Board and you meet the foregoing criteria, please complete the Application for Board Vacancy (PDF) form, attach your resume and submit the form and your resume by email to Cynthia Hanscom, City Clerk, or mail to:
City of West Melbourne
2240 Minton Road
West Melbourne, FL 32904-4917.

Questions & Comments

Cynthia Hanscom, City Clerk is the staff liaison to the Board and can be contacted at 321-837-7774 or email Cynthia Hanscom with additional questions.