Margene Ann Scott
Margene Ann Scott has been a city councilwoman since June 1993, serving as Mayor Pro Tem in 1999. She was re-elected in November 2007 for another four-year term, serving as Mayor Pro Tem in 2008-09.
She owns her own photography business and was the former Executive Director of the Madison Heights Chamber of Commerce. She holds a real estate license and is landlord and owner of two rental properties.
Margene attended Michigan State University and holds an Associate Degree from Oakland Community College and a B.A. in Communication Arts from Oakland University. In 1989, she was named the “Outstanding Alumni” from Oakland Community College.
For over 30 years, she has been an active volunteer in many Madison Heights organizations including the Rotary Club, Junior and Intermediate Women’s Club, Community Round Table, Historical Commission, Gateway Counseling Center, Housing Commission, Election Commission and St. John Health Community Advisory Board. In addition, she is the Council Representative for Youth Assistance and the Environmental Citizen's Committee. Margene has also volunteered over 600 hours of service at the Nature Center. She is the moderator of the Madison Heights Memorial Day Parade and the founder and coordinator of the annual Random Acts of Kindness Week for our city. In 1998, she was honored with the “Volunteer of the Year” Award for Madison Heights.
Margene is especially interested in Madison Heights history and was one of the founders and first President of the Kendall School Foundation, a non-profit organization that worked to preserve and restore the city’s former one-room schoolhouse. She is a member of the 50th Anniversary Committee and has taken photos of Madison Heights for 30 years.
On the state and national level, Margene held the prestigious position of President of the Michigan Municipal League while serving her third year on the Board of Trustees. In addition, she represents the Oakland County Cities Bloc on the Executive Board of SEMCOG (Southeast Michigan Council of Governments). She is a member of Michigan Women in Municipal Government as well as the national level Women in Municipal Government and the local Women’s Official Network. She completed her education in government by earning all three levels of the MML Elected Officials Academy. She earned her Bronze Award status in the National League of Cities Leadership Training Institute and will soon advance to Silver status.
Margene and her husband Jack have five children and spend a lot of time with their nine grandchildren as well as camping throughout Michigan, photographing their favorite Michigan sites and nature.