ALDERMAN MICHAEL SCOTT, JR.
A native of the North Lawndale neighborhood, Scott has focused his energies on building an exceptional West Side. Scott resides in North Lawndale with his wife, Natashee, and three children, Morgan, Nicholas, and Michael III.
Scott graduated from Whitney M. Young Magnet High School in 1994 and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Morehouse College in 1998.
Through his parents, the late Michael, Sr. and Millicent Scott, both prominent leaders in the city of Chicago, Scott was raised into a legacy of building a strong family and successful communities. Bringing resources and developmental programming to the underserved, Scott, Jr. has proven to be a results-driven leader in the public and private sectors.
Upon taking office, Scott resigned from the Chicago Park District after 12 years of service. Throughout his tenure with the Chicago Park District, Scott worked as a Park Supervisor at the Douglas Park Cultural and Community Center and most recently the Area Manager for the Central Region where he managed 35 staffed and unstaffed facilities.
Now, in his second term, Scott is committed to working side by side with the people and organizations that have built a solid foundation for the 24th Ward. Creating an economic engine for the community, beautifying the ward, improving the relationship between the police department and the community, and developing job training for residents are Scott’s top priorities.
Scott serves on the following City Council committees: Chairman of Education and Child Development, Budget and Government Operations, Committees and Rules, Contracting Oversight and Equity, Economic, Capital, and Technology Development, Ethics and Government Oversight, Finance, License, and Consumer Protection, Public Safety, Transportation and Public Way.