March 12, 2019: Jay Melder was hired as the Washington, D.C., Assistant City Administrator for Internal Services by Mayor Muriel Bowser on Wednesday, March 6, 2019. Melder was most recently the Chief of Staff for the D.C. Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services. He was previously a Deputy Director at the D.C. Mayor’s Office of Policy and Legislative Affairs. He was also previously the Chief of Staff at the D.C. Department of Human Services. Melder received a master of fine arts degree from American University.