Meet Scott McKeen
On November 7 I had the pleasure of sitting down with the newly elected City Councillor for Ward 6, Scott McKeen. Our invigorating friendly conversation was very uplifting and I felt like I was chatting with an old friend.
He likes to be referred to as just “Scott,” making him such a warm, personable, approachable man.
When I asked him his opinions on the Boyle Street and McCauley area he was quick to say, “It should be a community not recognized by its problems but by its success.” Such a refreshing comment to hear! Scott strikes me as a man who will work on our strengths and diversity, not showcase our weaknesses.
He is familiar with the diverse community we have and has even attended festivals, playing at Heart of the City in the past!
Scott and I discussed everything from the interesting businesses to the abundance of culture the Boyle Street and McCauley area is home to.
A little background on Scott: he is a former journalist having worked for the St. Albert Gazette and the Edmonton Journal, where he covered City Hall column for eight years. He was born in Flin Flon, Manitoba but grew up here in Edmonton for most of his life.
Scott is very encouraging of communities taking pride in their home and neighbourhood. As he was just elected, he is the first to admit he and the other newly elected councilors have a lot to learn, but is excited about the learning process, one I am confident he will share with us all.
We did not really get into specific changes and concerns at this point, as he is in the learning phase, but his openness and approachability makes me feel confident Scott is a quick learner and a listener. He respects and considers input from every community member on any topic.
His presence and open door policy makes makes Scott a great choice for our community.
As I left Scott’s office I walked from City Hall back to my home through our neighbourhood, relishing the beauty, diversity, and confidence knowing we have a man who will work with us!
I have a feeling Scott is going to be a very visible man in the community. His enthusiasm and appreciation is so obvious. His outgoing nature is a trait I admire!
Scott can always be reached at (780) 496-8100 or by e-mail at: email@example.com.