Scott Wilson, Council President
Scott has lived in Jacksonville for over 40 years after his family relocated to the city to open a small business. Growing up in Jacksonville, Scott worked his way through the public school system, while playing sports and participating in after school programs.
Scott has spent his life and career dedicated to public service, spending much of his career with the Clerk of the Circuit and County Courts. Scott tested through the ranks, attaining the position of Court Operations Supervisor, the highest civil service rank in the Office. While Scott was Operational Manager, the Center for Prevention against Domestic Violence received the Governor’s Peace at Home Award presented by the Honorable Governor Jeb Bush. While working, Scott attended Florida State College at Jacksonville. In 2007, Scott left the Clerk’s Office to take a position as Executive Council Assistant (ECA) for District 4. As an ECA, he worked on significant issues affecting the District and City. After serving 8 years as an ECA, Scott knew the community needed a leader that understood the important issues concerning the District and constituents.
On July 1st, 2015, Scott assumed the role of Council Member and was appointed to serve as chairman for the Land Use and Zoning Committee (LUZ). In his second year on Council, Scott was appointed to serve as Chair of the Neighborhood, Community, Investment and Services Committee (NCIS). Scott was awarded the Mary Singleton Award for the Most Outstanding Committee Chair two years in a row by former Council Presidents Greg Anderson and Lori Boyer.
Scott currently serves as Vice President of the Jacksonville City Council. He serves on the Neighborhood, Community, Services and Public, Health and Safety Committee and the Transportation, Energy and Utilities Committees. Scott also serves as Chairman of the Value Adjustment Board.
Scott focused on redevelopment in the district, infrastructure improvements in the District- including new sidewalks and repairs and road repaving- better transportation and road systems, bringing new businesses and jobs to District 4 and Jacksonville, keeping our parks clean, open and safe. We are in the design phase for our first Senior Center on the Southside of town.
Outside of City Hall, Scott has focused on our youth. Scott served as a mentor to high school students at Take Stock in Children for 9 years. He currently serves as a mentor at the Florida Youth Challenge Academy. Scott also serves as Vice-President of Walk-Off Charities, which provides instructional free baseball clinics to elementary school students in the form of student field trips. We also provide equipment and enrollment grants for those who can’t afford to play in a league.
Scott continues to push for equal opportunities for the citizens and businesses of District 4 and the City of Jacksonville.