Scott Meyer is running for a Town of Farragut Ward I [North] seat up for election this summer.
Meyer released a statement early this week saying his “grassroots leadership” against proposed commercial zoning, which was planned near two Town subdivisions, helped created welcomed changes.
“As a concerned citizen, Scott informed his Fox Run and Saddle Ridge neighbors of negative impacts from proposed commercial zoning of surrounding farmland,” his release stated. “He persistently voiced the majority of his neighbors’ opposition to the proposed zoning at Town meetings.
“Because of Scott’s grassroots leadership, the commercial developer agreed to place a nine-acre park as a buffer between commercial and residential zones,” the release further stated.
“Scott also challenged Town officials and staff to reconsider the standard [Tennessee Department of Transportation] cookie-cutter approach to road design, which results in flatter, wider and faster roads.
“Because of Scott’s strong organizational skills, his neighbors’ opposition to a proposed Union Road design was clearly heard by Town officials and staff. Subsequently, the proposed design was altered to preserve Union Road’s rural character and mitigate vehicular speed.”
As a North Ward alderman, “Scott will strive to connect our greenways, promote new businesses that will fill vacant buildings and uphold the conservative fiscal principles on which Farragut was founded,” the release stated.
Meyer serves on Farragut Board of Zoning Appeals, which hears appeals to zoning and sign ordinances.
As executive director at Summit Medical Group, Meyer “has worked in executive and management positions at for-profit healthcare companies, regional accounting firms and Yale School of Medicine,” the release stated.
Meyer has a Master of Accountancy degree from the University of Tennessee and a Master of Health Administration degree from Indiana University. He also is a certified public accountant.
His wife, Melissa Meyer, is a pediatrician in West Knox County. She is a Farragut High School graduate.
They have two daughters: Emma, 13, and Sophie, 10, who are students at Concord Christian School.
The family attends Fellowship Church, where the alderman candidate teaches fourth-grade Sunday School.
Town of Farragut Election Day is Thursday, Aug. 2.