Community volunteer, popular writer and journalist Scott McKeen is best known for his 24 years at The Edmonton Journal, including eight years as the hometown newspaper’s City Hall columnist.
Scott’s career at the paper ran the entire spectrum, from crime reporting to the environment beat. The majority of his years were spent at City Hall, reporting and commenting on city council.
Scott was short-listed or won a number of prestigious journalism awards. But his strongest memories are of the times when Edmontonians trusted him to write their deeply personal stories.
Upon leaving the newspaper, Scott launched a last-minute bid in the 2010 civic election, finishing second. Since then he has started a successful communications business, serving local, provincial and federal clients.
He also became actively involved in the community, a few including volunteering as director of the Downtown Edmonton Community League, the Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers, the Downtown Vibrancy Task Force, the Alberta Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health and the Lieutenant Governor's Circle on Mental Health and Addiction.
Scott was also the City of Edmonton’s first ever Blogger in Residence, a position he stepped down from recently to run in Ward 6.
Scott has three grown children. He spends as much time with them as they allow. He lives in Ward 6 in the community of Oliver, where he can often be seen zipping around on his yellow Vespa scooter.
Scott is the Edmonton City Councillor for Ward 6.