Brandon M. Scott is the 21st Council President of Baltimore City. As the presiding officer and member of the Baltimore City Council, he has helped lead the fight for a livable minimum wage, reform the Baltimore City Police department, and launch groundbreaking initiatives to invest in and improve schools and recreational centers. He is committed to getting things done.
Scott was unanimously elected by his peers to serve as President of the Baltimore City Council in May 2019. From 2011 until taking office as Council President, he was the youngest elected Councilmember at age 27, representing the 2nd District which includes Belair-Edison, Harbel, Waltherson, and Cedonia -- all of which are being revitalized under Scott’s leadership.
Additionally, he serves on the Board of Directors of the CollegeBound Foundation, The Center for Urban Families, Community Mediation Baltimore and The Abilities Network. Scott is a Baltimore native who was raised in Park Heights and graduated from Mervo High School. He earned his B.A. from St. Mary’s College of Maryland. He was recognized as the City Paper’s Politician of the Year in 2015 & 2017 and its Best City Councilman in 2016. In 2018, he was awarded the Public Service Award from the Young Elected Officials Network. Brandon is also a subject in Charm City, a documentary about individuals working to reduce gun violence in Baltimore.