Development Services Group Director
Scott is the Development Services Group Director. He has lived in the Puget Sound region since 1974, including 9 years on Mercer Island. He has 33 years of public sector planning and leadership experience working for five suburban cities (Mercer Island twice) and 7 years of private consulting work. When he lived in Issaquah, Scott served as a City Council member and Chairperson of the Planning Policy Commission, and Chairperson of the ARCH Citizens Advisory Board.
In his spare time, Scott enjoys making wine and spending time with his wife Monica, two adult children and three grandchildren.
Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Urban Planning, University of Washington
APA - American Planning Association (Past Washington State Chapter President)
Washington City/County Planning Directors Association
Mercer Island Rotary Club
What do you enjoy most about leading your department?
It is rewarding to lead the very professional and passionate staff in the Development Services Group. The different disciplines in DSG work together seamlessly to review permit applications, help solve problems, assist customers and serve the community.
What do you enjoy most about working for the City of Mercer Island?
Islanders are passionate and educated about the community and government, leading to a high level of community engagement not seen in other cities. An involved community leads to better policy decisions than an apathetic community. I also appreciate the City’s commitment to excellence and support of technology to improve our government services.
Address & Contact Information
Mercer Island City Hall
9611 SE 36th Street
Mercer Island, WA 98040
Phone: (206) 275-7706