Indio City Manager Mark Scott has advised the City Council of his intention to retire effective August 15.
Scott, 70, has served in the Indio City Manager position for three years. He has worked in the city management profession for 40+ years, with 30 of those years in the role of City Manager.
Scott thanked City Council members for their support and the opportunity to serve the community. “From the day I arrived, I have been very proud to be part of this talented and caring City of Indio team.”
“Mark has done an excellent job managing implementation of the Council’s strategic plans,” Mayor Glenn Miller commented. “We have tremendous momentum in Indio and our goal is to continue that momentum. This may prove to be a tough time to recruit a successor, but we will begin the search immediately. We look forward to the search for the next city manager to provide continued leadership.”
Mark Scott was appointed on December 6, 2017, as City Manager by the Indio City Council. Scott has worked in the city management field for 40+ years, having previously served as City Manager in the California cities of Beverly Hills, Culver City, his hometown of Fresno, Burbank, San Bernardino, and in Spartanburg, South Carolina. He was the longest-tenured City Manager in Beverly Hills history (14 years). Mark came to Indio from a 19-month assignment in San Bernardino helping that City’s team exit bankruptcy.
Scott has an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and a BA degree from California State University, Fresno. Following graduation from Stanford, and during the airline deregulation process, he worked as Manager of Marketing Planning at the Dallas/Ft. Worth headquarters of American Airlines, involved in the initial roll-out of the AAdvantage Frequent Flyer program. Mark is a 40-year member of the International City Management Association (ICMA), was a founding member of the City-County Communications & Marketing Association (3CMA), and has served as an officer of the League of California Cities City Managers’ Department.
Mark has been married to Carol E. Scott for 46 years, and they have two grown children, Melinda and Matthew. Carol is the CEO of the Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert, located in Rancho Mirage, and is active in nonprofit, educational and civic associations both in and out of the Coachella Valley.