Scott was born and raised just north of Cottonwood Heights in Holladay. He earned his Eagle Scout award and graduated from Olympus High School before going on to earn his bachelor’s in International Business Finance from BYU. He is currently earning a Masters of Public Administration from the University of Utah. His residence has remained unchanged for the last seventeen years, where he lives with his wife, Ann, and the youngest of their four children. Besides political office, Scott also serves his community as a scout master, is active in church, and enjoys working from home.
Having lived in the area his entire life, Scott is aware of the issues that affect Cottonwood Heights and loved being involved. Serving on the incorporation committee, and then being elected to the first city council, has allowed him to witness all that is required in creating and developing a fledgling city. Because of the efforts of all involved, Cottonwood Heights was the youngest city to be selected in a list of the top one hundred most livable cities in America.
Scott has been the driving force behind community activities such as Butlerville Days, the Easter Egg Hunts, and Bark in the Park. He enjoys working with the great volunteers in the City.
When approached by a group of High School students, he worked with them to create the Youth City Council, a volunteer organization where teenagers in ninth through twelfth grade perform service projects, learn about the workings of local government and hold social events. He has served to support the teenagers as both an advisor and the city council liaison since 2006.
He has a page on Facebook (see link on right side of this page) where constituents can ask questions, make comments, or see what he’s working on.
City Website development and oversight
Set up public access to the Internet for public meetings with a wireless Internet hot spot
Attended Fire School 101 and (while having a lot of fun) learned much more about how the fire department works. He really enjoyed driving the fire truck (even if it was only around the parking lot), using the Jaws of Life, and a ride-a-long with the C crew from Station 110.
Multiple Police ride-a-longs. It's very informative to see what types of things our police officers deal with on a daily basis. Our police department works very hard to be proactive and community-oriented. Their visibility is a great deterrent to crime, and our DUI enforcement reputation is well known.
Sidewalks put in on Bengal Blvd (~2800 E) for both Canyon View Elementary and Butler Middle school safe walking routes, and on the west side of 2300 E close to Brighton High School.
Traffic calming improvement at the intersection of Oak Creek Drive and Chalet. This was to address the very dangerous use of the "Brighton Bump." Other traffic calming activities include a redesign of the Oakledge/Demerest intersection and re-striping on 2325 E, Nantucket Drive, Parkridge Drive, and Banbury Road among others. A revision to the Trafffic Calming manual was made in April 2013 with many improvements based on what has been learned since incorporation.
Scott looks forward to continuing his involvement with the youth, looking for ways to improve communication with residents and working to maintain Cottonwood Heights as a premiere place to live and work.