Senator Heath Mello represents the 5th District in the Nebraska Legislature. Senator Mello is also an active member in several national state legislative organizations. He currently serves on the Executive Committee and as the Co-Chair of the Economic Development Committee within the Midwestern Legislative Conference of the Council of State Governments. Senator Mello is also a member of the Budgets & Revenue and Labor & Economic Development Committees within the National Conference of State Legislators. Mello currently works as the Coordinator of Community Development & Community Affairs for Metropolitan Community College, where his he assists the college’s community and economic development efforts. Senator Mello is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a Political Science degree and lives in South Omaha's Churchich Park neighborhood, where he attends St. Thomas More Catholic church with his wife, Catherine, and daughter, Angelina.