BIOGRAPHY & VISION
Hello Benicia, I'm Terry Scott.
I’ve had the privilege to call Benicia home since 2012, and like many of you, I believe our future has become more uncertain than ever as we all confront tough financial issues and circumstances that directly impact and threaten the quality of our lives. For some years now, I have watched our community with a growing sense of concern.
These are tough times lacking easy answers. As your city council member, I will add high level strategic ability, accountability, transparency and a keen sense of collaboration.
We must be prepared to face the challenge of change and find ways to thrive. Benicia is a multi-generational community. Whether you chose to live here in retirement, to raise your family or start one, we are all hungry to experience the quality of life unique to our amazing town. That change requires us to look at the needs and wants of current and future residents.
I am running because the role of City Council is to make hard decisions now to maintain our quality of life for tomorrow.
Through my extensive work and service to our community, I’ve built a reputation for finding solutions, putting in the work and getting things done. During my time as Chair of the Arts & Culture Commission, there has been an expansion of public art alliances including the celebrated Neptune’s Daughter Sculpture, Tula Sister City Mural, signal box art and decorated benches and murals throughout the City. In addition, the ACC formed an alliance with the Benicia Unified School District for student art murals and helped sponsor a number of cultural events.
In 2020, I ran for City Council and lost by 126 votes. My message was strong then, and even stronger now for 2022. As your city council member, I will listen to concerns and examine issues from a fair and pragmatic point of view. Voters can expect practicality and transparency in my decision making process. I’m asking for the most precious item you have in our democracy—your vote
BACKGROUND & SERVICE
Terry earned a B.S. Degree from Kent State University and attended the Executives Studies program at Dartmouth College–Tuck School of Business. He has owned several small businesses including a successful restaurant in Providence, RI with his sons and a large indoor sports complex in Mentor, Ohio.
He founded a top one hundred Advertising Agency in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, published a consumer life-style magazine in South Florida and served for more than 20 years as Senior Vice President, Global Head of Brand Creative Services for Hasbro, Inc.
At Hasbro, Inc., he managed over seven hundred internationally based employees with a $1.7 billion dollar budget. Mr. Scott also founded and served as Executive Producer of Hasbro’s theatrical video production facility–Cake Mix Studios in Providence, RI.
Mr. Scott currently holds the position of Executive Director of the Benicia Community Foundation. He is one of the founding members of this 501(c) 3 non-profit Benicia-based organization. The BCF’s mission is dedicated to proactively improving the lives of Benicians while supporting the community by strengthening the City’s economic vitality, enhancing beautification, and building community camaraderie.
He has been involved in the City of Benicia’s arts endeavors for six years — four terms as Chair of the Benicia Arts and Culture Commission and Chair of the Public Art Committee. He served as a member of the Benicia Film Festival, Benicia Arts Now and Benicia Strong. He helped form the Benicia Arts Alliance and the Salute of Essential Workers program in 2020. From Neptune’s Daughter, to the decorated park benches and signal boxes. From the murals around town to feeding the hungry, Mr. Scott has provided the necessary leadership and partnerships to get things done.
In addition, The Arts and Culture Commission has formed an alliance with the Benicia Unified School District for student art murals, sponsored a delightful Golden Gate Symphony and Orchestra and Chorus concert (including its Benicia chapter) in 2019 and supported many more community events. He has worked on several local projects that have opened the The Majestic Theatre for a series of fund-raising events.
Terry and his wife, Randi, have been married for 47 years. Randi is a forensic archeologist and member of the Incident Management Team for Solano County Search and Rescue. They have three sons, one granddaughter.