City Manager, City of Las Vegas
Scott Adams serves as city manager and previously served as a deputy city manager overseeing the departments of Economic and Urban Development, Community Services, Cultural Affairs and Parks and Recreation.
Mr. Adams has also held the position of chief urban redevelopment officer and director of the Office of Business Development (renamed the Economic and Urban Development Department) for five years. Prior to his service with the city, Mr. Adams held numerous positions in the field of urban economic development in states including Louisiana, Florida, Tennessee, Michigan and Virginia.
A 1977 urban planning graduate of Michigan State University, he was given the American Institute of Planners Award as the top graduate. He is a certified manager with the International City Managers Association; a member of the International Economic Development Council and the Urban Land Institute and a past member of the American Institute of Certified Planners.