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.