Melinda Moulton has joined up with her husband Rick Moulton and Rick Moulton Productions www.rickmoulton.com to produce Historic Documentary Films and Legacy Films that focus and celebrate people and organizations that have made a difference in our World. She was co-founder of this company in 1974 and is now acting in her new role is the Executive Producer. They are presently working on a PBS Documentary Film: Ethan Allen - The Man & The Myth. This project has the support of The Vermont Historical Society, The Ethan Allen Homestead, The Vermont Humanities Council, Vermont Public, and The Fort Ticonderoga Museum. The release is expected in September of 2025. They are also producing two Legacy Films: Vermont Academy 150 Years of Learning & Leadership and Mad River Glen - The Skiers' Mountain.
In 2022 Melinda stepped down from her position of 40 years as the CEO of Main Street Landing, an environmental and socially conscious redevelopment company that she co-founded in 1983 with her partner, Lisa Steele. Melinda has devoted the last 40 years of her life to creating a new model for development. This model includes a “team approach to design, development, and construction” philosophy. Melinda as CEO, provided the leadership to produce a 40-year incremental redevelopment project for the Burlington Vermont Waterfront, and spearheaded 250,000 square feet and thirty million dollars of built environment on Burlington, Vermont's Waterfront. Main Street Landing endeavors to support the arts and local culture, provide incubator space for start-up local businesses, nurture social responsibility, and educate people about environmental and social conscience. Her sustainability agenda of ecological integrity, economic security, individual empowerment, and social well-being is recognized throughout the country as the way of the future for design, development, construction, and good business practice in the area of built-environment development.
Melinda Chaired the Boards of the Burlington Parking & Transportation Council, Burlington Business Association, Vermont Retail Association, The Intervale Center, College Steps, and the Vermont Folklife Center. She served on the Boards of The Greater Burlington YMCA, Lund Family Center, Chittenden East School District, Special Olympics Vermont, Opportunities Credit Union, Vermont Public Interest Research Group, the Orton Family Foundation, Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility, Audubon Vermont, Main Street Alliance, and the Vermont Arts Council. Melinda served on the Board of Planned Parenthood of Northern New England for nine years. She was a member of the Vermont Business Roundtable. Melinda co-chaired the capital campaigns for the Lund Center and Planned Parenthood of Northern New England.
She presently serves on the Executive Council of the Williston Restorative Justice Center, Planned Parenthood of Northern New England's Action Fund, and the Foundation of ACLU-Vermont as a Trustee. Governor Shumlin appointed Melinda to the Vermont Pathways From Poverty Council in 2014. Governor Shumlin in 2015 appointed Melinda to the Vermont Commission on Women. She was the Co-Chair of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Campaign for 2011. Melinda served on the Regional Affairs Committee of the Lake Champlain Chamber of Commerce, and has been a strong advocate for the return of passenger rail to Union Station in Burlington which began in June of 2022 to New York City. Melinda served on the Advisory Councils of the Vermont Green Building Network, University of Vermont’s 2020 “Leading By Design” Sustainability Task Force, the Childhood Hunger Council of Chittenden County, Spectrum Youth Center, and Patient Choices Vermont. She participated on the development and ultimate steering committee for the Burlington Legacy Project. She serves as a Trustee of the Community Sailing Center.
For twenty-one years Melinda hosted CCTV’s Channel 17 Live @ 5:25 p.m. TV Show entitled “On the Waterfront with Melinda” where monthly, Melinda interviewed people in Vermont who are serving their community through extraordinary vision, commitment, and hard work to make our state a better place to live. Her new TV show "Moments with Melinda" is syndicated across the state and she interviews notable change makers who are making a difference in the World either through their writing, music, poetry, business, or personal lives. You can view those videos on this web site.
Melinda was honored by the Burlington Business Association with the Nathan Harris Award in recognition of her contribution to the economic vitality of downtown Burlington. She was also honored with the Vermont Business for Social Responsibilities’ Terry Ehrich Award. Her work at Main Street Landing helped the company to be awarded the Energy Star for Small Business Award from the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, the illustrious Hertzel Pasackow Award for Architectural Excellence, Chittenden County Historical Society Award, the Burlington Historic Preservation Association Award, AIA Excellence in Architecture Award, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Silver (LEED) Award from the U. S. Green Building Council, and the Burlington Development Award.
Melinda lectures across the country on her work, leadership, women empowerment, and sustainable business and building practices.