Meet our DMO of the Month
Carlisle, PA Council Vice-President
DMO represents elected officials from cities, towns, villages, townships and yes, boroughs. A voting member of our now-forming Pennsylvania State Chapter, which is led by State Chair Bill Peduto of Pittsburgh, the Carlisle Borough Vice-President Tim Scott caught our eye as a DMO whose career we want to watch.
Councilman Tim Scott became the second African-American elected to the Carlisle Borough Council in 2001 and was reelected in 2005 and 2009. Tim holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from Old Dominion University and is currently employed as a policy analyst for the Democratic Caucus of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives specializing in telecommunications, natural gas and broadband/cable issues.
Tim chairs the Community Planning/Quality of Life Committee for Borough Carlisle and co-chairs the Council’s Historic District Guideline Review Committee and is vice-chairman of the Parks and Recreation Committee.
Since first winning elected office in 2001, Tim has worked to make Carlisle a better place to live, work and raise and family. His list of achievements include:
-Securing over $7 million dollars in grant funding for smart transportation initiatives and upgrades to the Borough’s aging sewer facility.
-Supporting air and noise pollution reduction through the Clear Air Board of Cumberland of County.
-Voting against warehouse and truck traffic expansion in the Borough’s west end.
-With the assistance of the Carlisle Police Department, creating a Neighborhood Association in the Borough’s northeast quadrant.
-Supporting a resolution declaring intolerance for discrimination based on sexual and gender orientation.
-Fighting to successfully keep important institutions like the US Army War College and Dickinson School of Law in the Carlisle community.
-Launching a student ambassador position on Borough Council to represent Dickinson College.
-Taking an active role in trying to mediate a labor dispute involving Frog, Switch Manufacturing and Local 1688-7 in 2003.
-Supporting a successful improvement project for the Lincoln Cemetery in Memorial Park.
-Supporting a resolution for the restoration of $25 million dollars in state aid for volunteer fire and rescue units.
…and Voting for 7 straight budgets in a row that were balanced, held the line of spending, and made smart investments for the future of Carlisle.
Now, with the Carlisle mayoral seat likely up for grabs in 2013, Timothy Scott is exploring a run for Mayor. As an African-American Democrat in a city that is 89% white, in a county that voted for McCain over Obama, Tim Scott sees an opening and we are eager to see what happens.
DMO provides trainings and resources for our members. We know Tim Scott will take advantage of them. Will you?
DMO salutes Tim Scott for his accomplishments in office, his courage in taking on new challenges and his commitment to the Democratic Party. We honor him as our DMO of the Month