Trustee Cook became a resident of Orchard City eight years ago. He attended high school and Utah Valley University in Orem, Utah. He now lives in the community of Austin with his wife, CJ Dotts.
Trustee Cook currently owns and operates two Orchard City businesses located in Eckert: The Shop Automotive & Tire and Route 65 Burgers & Fries.
Mel enjoys hunting, fishing, camping and spending time with family.
Trustee Cook serves the Board on the Road Committee and the Planning Commission.
As his first election to any board or committee, Trustee Cook was elected in April 2018 to serve a four year term. His goal is to "try to help this community to be a better community for everyone."