Active in Delaware government for more than a decade, Bret Scott most recently served as Kent County Government Public Information Officer. From 2001 to 2012, Bret Scott was the county's primary media relations contact, developing and overseeing publication of the Kent County Focus. This quarterly periodical provided residents with educational materials on topics such as the abandoned homes demolition process, tax ditch maintenance, and the building of a paramedic station in northern Kent County.
Early in his career, Mr. Scott served in the United States Air Force, based out of Castle Air Force Base in California. He subsequently earned his B.S. in Advertising and Communications at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island. From 1998 to 1999, he was an Assignment Editor with WBOC Channel 16 in Salisbury, Maryland. Notable assignments included pieces on the pfiesteria crisis and problems presented by farm run-off in local waterways, and a marketplace-focused comparison of public versus commercial radio.
Bret Scott spent his years with Kent County Government working from the county's Levy Court in Dover, Delaware. He undertook a number of focused lobbying efforts throughout the years. He lobbied the Delaware General Assembly against House Bill 157, which would have altered Kent County's share of the realty transfer tax. Mr. Scott successfully lobbied on behalf of House Bill 294, which eliminated the Kent County Receiver of Taxes and County Treasurer positions and generated $100,000 in annual savings. Bret Scott notably served as President of the National Association of County Information Officers from 2009 to 2011.