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Architect Wants to Push Farmington in the Right Direction

Jeff Scott, who serves on the planning commission, is a candidate for city council.

A resident of 26 years, Jeff Scott is running for Farmington city council. Photo credit: Joni Hubred-Golden
A resident of 26 years, Jeff Scott is running for Farmington city council. Photo credit: Joni Hubred-Golden
Farmington architect Jeff Scott has spent plenty of time in front of city officials and now wants to be on the other side of the podium.

Scott, a Farmington planning commissioner, is among five candidates running for three seats on city council. He said he believes many residents share his view of the community.

"We like the small-town feel, but understand it does need to grow," he said. 

As a member of the Grand River Corridor Improvement Authority board, Scott has helped draft a vision for the east side of the community, which is also where he has lived for the past 26 years. He believes he can be helpful in getting business owners to have that vision in mind as they improve and redevelop. 

Why he decided to run
Others asked Scott to consider running for office, and he received encouragement from Mayor Tom Buck, who decided not to run for re-election. "I'm real excited about where we're positioned. I want to make sure we're pushing in the right direction," Scott said.

Community connections
Scott coached his children's sports teams for 13 years. In addition to the planning commission and Corridor Improvement Authority, he previously served on the city's Zoning Board of Appeals.

Employment
Scott opened his architectural practice 20 years ago. He maintains an office on Grand River in Farmington. 

Campaign information
A website is being developed at electjeffscott.com

Editor's note: This is article is one in a series of profiles and issues-based articles featuring candidates in this year's Farmington city council race. 
Sharon October 01, 2013 at 10:47 AM
Hey Joni, This article doesn't come up under Elections with the others. It is under Government. Just to be fair.

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