Gary Scott

Special Advisor
Phone: 513-861-5400

Gary joined Management Partners after 36 years of experience planning, building, and managing parks and recreation programs and facilities in the public and private sector. He most recently served as the director of Parks and Recreation of the City of West Des Moines, Iowa for 26 years. While there he led a dynamic department in a rapidly growing community that was recognized for its quality of life by Sperling’s Best Places,, and Money Magazine. He focused his professional efforts on creating a best practice Park and Recreation Department, using state of the art techniques including long-range and strategic planning, public engagement, advocacy, local and regional partnerships, planning and implementation of Capital Improvement Plans (CIP), and process improvement. For Management Partners, he advised on the operational analysis for the City of Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation department and on the operational audit for the City of South Miami Parks and Recreation department. He is a Certified Parks and Recreation Professional (CPRP) and a licensed landscape architect.