Councilmember Scott Somers - District 6

Councilmember Scott Somers

Councilmember Scott Somers was first elected to the Mesa City Council in 2006, and re-elected in 2010. He spent two years serving Mesa as Vice Mayor from 2011 to 2013. He works to accomplish his District's priorities: ensuring fiscal stability, improving public safety, and strategic planning to make the Mesa Gateway Area a high-wage job hub.

Councilmember Somers recently completed his term representing Mesa as the Chair of the Valley Metro Regional Public Transportation Authority, completing eight years with the organization. He represents Mesa on the Board of Directors for the Chamber of Commerce.

He has been actively engaged in regional planning and economic development. Councilmember Somers chairs the Council Economic Development committee and also serves on the Council Audit, Finance and Enterprise committee and the Council Government Affairs committee. He is a founding member of the Arizona Aerospace Institute Advisory Board, seeking to create high-wage jobs by expanding the State's aerospace industry. He has created a partnership between the City of Mesa and ASU to establish a Business Accelerator at the Polytechnic campus to facilitate entrepreneurship in emerging technology industries. Councilmember Somers has been an invited participant in several Arizona Town Hall and Urban Land Institute studies. Councilmember Somers also serves on the Advisory Board for Wilkes University at Mesa, the Municipal Tax Code Commission and the Visit Mesa Board.

Councilmember Somers is personally and professionally dedicated to ensuring that our first responders are prepared to answer the call.  He serves as the Chair of the National League of Cities' Public Safety & Crime Prevention steering committee and serves on the Arizona Homeland Security Coordinating Council, National EMS Advisory Council (NEMSAC), American Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council and as a professional public safety provider, he has demonstrated his subject matter expertise and leadership in emergency services. He also serves on the National Homeland Security Consortium and FirstNet's Public Safety Advisory Committee. He also serves on the Arizona Department of Health Services Community Paramedicine Workgroup.

Councilmember Somers earned a Ph.D. in public administration from Arizona State University with concentrations in urban policy and intergovernmental relations. He holds Bachelor of Applied Science (Summa Cum Laude) and Master of Science in Technology degrees from the ASU Polytechnic campus.


 

Councilmember Scott Somers

Office of Councilmember Somers
Phone: 480-644-4003
Fax: 480-644-2175
P.O. Box 1466, Mesa, AZ  85211-1466
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Matt Clark
644-4745
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Randy Policar
644-4750
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