Melissa Sklarz

Senior Government Relations Strategist

Melissa Sklarz is the Senior Government Relations strategist for SAGE. She has an extensive background in LGBT communities and Democratic Party politics. She is the former Board Co-Chair of the Empire State Pride Agenda and the National Stonewall Democrats. She is the former President of Stonewall Democrats of New York City and served on Community Board No. 2 in Manhattan for six years. She was a former Hillary Clinton delegate from New York at the Democratic National Convention in 2016 and was a voting member of the Electoral College that year. In 2018, Melissa ran for New York State Assembly for the 30th District in Queens. She had a speaking role in the Academy Award–nominated film Transamerica.