In October 2018, Scott was honoured to have been chosen by the voters of Waterloo and Wilmot Township to represent them on the Waterloo Region District School Board. In December 2020, he was chosen by Trustee colleagues as Vice-Chair of the Board, and a year after that as Chair.
On October 24, 2022, he was re-elected, topping the polls in both the City of Waterloo and the Township of Wilmot. He will serve until 2026.
Scott currently serves on the following WRDSB committees:
Director’s Performance Appraisal
Past Director's Bursary
Renaming Committee for Ryerson Public School
Previously, he served on the Policy Development Work Group, the French Immersion Review Ad Hoc Committee, the School Resource Officer Review Ad Hoc Committee, the Suspension Review Ad Hoc Committee (as Co-Chair), the Renaming Committee for Laurel Heights Secondary School, the Waterloo Education Foundation Inc. (WEFI) Board of Directors, and the Trustee Code of Conduct Review Committee.
Scott also serves as the WRDSB's Representative on the Board of Directors of the Ontario Public School Boards Association (OPSBA). He previously served as the WRDSB's Voting Delegate (and Alternate Director) to OPSBA, as well as their Policy Development Work Team.
Scott is a proud graduate of both Eastwood Collegiate (where he is part of the school's Alumni Wall of Honour) and Wilfrid Laurier University, and the proud parent/step-parent of four KCI graduates.
In his professional life, Scott works as Ontario Program Manager for a national non-governmental organization that promotes the growth and sustainability of the affordable housing movement across Canada. For thirty years before that, he managed a series of local co-operative housing communities.
He has also served as the Vice-President of the Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada and as a volunteer facilitator with the Co-operative Young Leaders program. He is a past winner of the Youth Mentorship Award from the Ontario Co-operative Association.
In addition, Scott is the former President of the AIDS Committee of Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo and Area (ACCKWA), the former Chair of the Board for the Wilfrid Laurier University Students' Union, a former Chair of both the City of Waterloo's Environmental Advisory Committee and the Waterloo Region Cycling Advisory Committee.
Scott was a minor soccer coach from 1998 to 2012, often coaching teams at two different age levels simultaneously.
Scott lives with his wife and family in southeast Waterloo. With the exception of a brief stint in Ottawa in the late 1980s, he has lived in this community for his entire life. He is dedicated to making it a better place for all.