Scottsdale Coalition for Today and Tomorrow-Helping Shape Scottsdale


 Executive Director of Scottsdale Coalition of Today and Tomorrow (SCOTT), Don Henninger

SCOTT is dedicated to promoting, enhancing and improving Scottsdale’s quality of life and economic vitality through community education and involvement in important issues. It will expand public awareness and empower citizens to act through efforts supported by business and civic leaders.

What is SCOTT’s MISSION?

SCOTT is:

  • Inclusive, representing a broad cross–section of businesses community and civic groups and geographic locations
  • A long-term organization, not a one-term organization
  • At arm’s length from the City and Chamber to protect its autonomy, voice
  • A resource from elected and appointed officials, but not a political organization
  • Visible, vocal and collegial
  • Pro-Scottsdale. It advocates for business, social services, tourism, education and the arts and works on issues that promote quality of life for all citizens

 What are SCOTT’s VALUES?

      We believe in productive, healthy debate on the issues of the day based on facts and transparency with the confidence that an informed community will make decisions that will benefit the city’s future.

      We must continue to enhance our ability to attract young, diverse entrepreneurs and continue to cultivate higher paying jobs through diversification of the economic base of Scottsdale.

      A strong K-12 education system, plus access to outstanding nearby higher education opportunities, should remain a vital component of making this a great place to work and live.

      Our tourism, arts and culture equities should be further leveraged and messaged. That is, what makes this an attractive tourism and cultural destination should be better linked to what also makes it a desirable place to live and work.

      The business community, the Chamber, and City Government and other key groups should work together to promote and enhance the distinctiveness of the Scottsdale “brand.” Enhancing the brand and economic development are not mutually exclusive.

      We view the differences between the South, Central, and North regions of the city as pluses to build on. The richness of the differences should enhance the city’s image and broaden its appeal to a wider cross-section of ages, ethnicities, and income levels.

      While we recognize that resources and credit remain constrained for individuals and businesses, it is important that we have dreams, discussions, and ultimately a plan that charts a bold future.

What is SCOTT’s HISTORY?

From the time that it was occupied by the Hohokam, the Pima, and the Papago, Scottsdale has been a special place.  It remains that way today. But nothing lasts forever, and a city that doesn’t change and progress is a city that no longer will be special. The Scottsdale Coalition of Today and Tomorrow is a nonprofit organization of engaged leaders who work together on issues important to the city’s future: 

  1. A permanent, positive voice for the city
  2. Proactive on issues and leadership need to advance the city
  3. Promote the city’s heritage, natural beauty & economic strengths

Visit www.scottnow.com for more information.

SCOTT is dedicated to promoting, enhancing and improving Scottsdale’s quality of life and economic vitality through community education and involvement in important issues. It will expand public awareness and empower citizens to act through efforts supported by business and civic leaders.

 

 

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