Scott comes to the Office of Film, Music + Special Events from the Office of Intergovernmental Relations, where he served as one of the city’s in-house state lobbyists. In that capacity, Scott worked on a wide variety of issues including cannabis policy, economic development, arts, culture, City Light and public utility issues, and pensions. Prior to his time at OIR, Scott served 3 years as the chief legislative aide to then-Senator Ed Murray, working on marriage equality and LGBTQ rights. He also managed the operations of the office, constituent relations and scheduling. During this time, Scott pursued and received his Executive MPA from the Evans School at the University of Washington.
Scott received his BA in Theatre Administration from the College of Santa Fe, NM. After arriving in Seattle he worked stints at the Bathhouse Theater, the Group Theatre, Cornish College for the Arts and Annex Theater. He also pursued a successful acting career, performing at Annex, Empty Space, Intiman, A-Ha, Theater Schmeater, Seattle Shakespeare Co., Book-It Repertory, ReAct Theater, and Wooden O, among others. He also worked in numerous independent film roles, commercials, and voice-over bookings. After a 3-year shot at an acting stint in Los Angeles, Scott returned to Seattle to pursue his current career in public service.
On our team, Scott will be developing nightlife policies, serving as a nightlife advocate, and creating useful and timely resources for nighttime business owners and patrons.