Mayor & City Council

Scott Olson

Scott Olson

District 4 Representative
Term of Office: 2024–2027
6467 Quail Ridge Drive SW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404

Council Committee:
Chair of Infrastructure Committee, member of Finance and Administrative Services Committee

Professional Background:  Scott practiced architecture in eastern Iowa from 1969-1992 and has been involved in real estate development since 1975, owning a number of properties. In 1975, he became a registered architect in the state of Iowa. Scott joined Skogman Realty in 1993 as a licensed Realtor and in 1996 obtained his broker’s license. In 1998 he obtained a Certified Facility Manager designation from IFMA. He received an office and industrial specialist designation from SIOR in 1999. Scott is the only commercial broker in the U.S. who holds dual Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) designations and is also an International Facility Management Association (IFMA) certified facility manager as well as a registered architect.

Education: Washington High School, Cedar Rapids; Iowa State University

Community: Scott was born in Chariton, Iowa and moved to Cedar Rapids in 1961. A graduate of Washington High School and Iowa State University, he has lived in Cedar Rapids since that time except for 2 years in the US Army. Scott has been active in over 50 civic, community and professional organizations on a local, regional and national level. His community involvement has ranged from nonprofit human service agencies; low-income housing groups; downtown development; city/county commissions; numerous task forces, to fraternity and Iowa State University activities. Professionally, Scott is actively involved in economic development, real estate, facility management, marketing, housing and architectural organizations.

Personal: Scott and his wife Penny have two children, Scott II and Jill.


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