Troy D. Mellon
Troy D. Mellon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin D. Mellon, was raised on the family farm north of Johnstown, Colorado, graduating from Roosevelt High School in 1981. He received a Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps scholarship and attended the University of Kansas at Lawrence, Kansas, graduating with a BA in Astronomy in 1985 and was immediately after commissioned as a regular officer in the US Navy.
Mellon was elected as Mayor of Johnstown, Colorado in April 2000, and re-elected in April 2004. Previous to that, he had served as a Trustee on the Johnstown Town Board, having been elected in April, 1998. He was elected to a Johnstown Town Council seat in April, 2012, and reelected in April 2014 and April 2018.
Mellon is currently employed with Banner Health working at the North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, Colorado as a senior network engineer. His previous employment was working under contract as a network administrator at the Defense Finance and Accounting Service Center, Denver, Colorado.
Mellon’s military career included active duty sea tours on USS MISSOURI (BB-63) and USS ELLIOT (DD-967), and active duty shore tours with Commander, Naval Surface Force, Pacific, Cruise Missile Tactical Qualification Team (CMTQT); Navy Support Facility, Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory; and Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 40.
Mellon participated in Operations NIMBLE ARCHER, EARNEST WILL, and DESERT STORM in the Southwest Asia theater. His military awards include two Navy Commendation Medals and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal. He also qualified as a Surface Warfare Officer, and was the first unrestricted line officer to qualify as a Seabee Combat Warfare Officer. After leaving active duty and joining the Naval Reserve, he commanded COMNAVSURFPAC Naval Reserve Detachment 118 at the Navy and Marine Corp Reserve Center, Denver, Colorado.
Mellon is a Life Member and past Commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the US Johnstown-Milliken Post 2585 and past President of the Board of the J-M Post Veterans Club. He is a member of Civil Air Patrol’s Thompson Valley Composite Squadron.
Mellon is married to the former Margaret (Margie) Rivera, of Bronx, New York. They have two adult sons, Charles (C.D.) and William.