Scott McKeen

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About the speaker

Hometown journalist Scott McKeen spent nearly 30 years reporting the news, mostly at the Edmonton Journal. From 2001-2010, Scott was the newspaper’s civic affairs columnist.

Scott covered a number of news beats during his career, but spent most of it covering and commenting on City Hall. He was short-listed or won a number of awards. Yet his personal highlights remain the columns and stories he wrote about fascinating Edmonton people and places.

After leaving The Journal in 2010, McKeen ran unsuccessfully for City Council and then launched a small but successful communications business.

He became active in the community, volunteering as director of the Downtown Edmonton Community League, the Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers, the Downtown Vibrancy Task Force, the Alberta Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health and the Lieutenant Governor’s Circle on Mental Health and Addiction.

Scott has three grown children. He spends as much time with them as they allow. He lives in Ward 6 in the community of Oliver, where he can often be seen zipping around on his yellow Vespa scooter