Meet ystark! YP: Mike Scott


Mike Scott

Occupation/Title/Place of work

Chief Executive Officer, Bluecoats



Why are you interested in Stark County’s Young Professionals initiative?

Meeting other young professionals in the area

What would you share to encourage other people to join?

It's valuable to a community when young people create a network of support!

Did you grow up in Stark? If so, where? If not, where did you move from and why?

No, grew up in Toledo, OH and was a resident of the Dayton area for many years. I moved here to accept my current position at Bluecoats.

Why do you stay in Stark County, from both a personal and professional point of view?

The Bluecoats organization means the world to me and it's home has been in Canton for nearly 50 years.

What do you like MOST about Stark County?

The arts are celebrated here, and that is so important to me!

What would you change about Stark County if you could?

More young people, more urban development, more input taken from new members of the community, especially young professionals.

What do you see as valuable opportunities for YPs in Stark County when it comes to career opportunities, cultural access, leadership or community involvement opportunities?

There are lots of opportunities in Stark county for growht in the Arts, Culture, and Humanities programs. Also, I see a budding urban development culture that will be very valuable in the 2020s!

What would attract more YPs to Stark County?

More possibilities for living an urban lifestyle: walkable coffee shops and shopping, more nightlife, easier access to clean and safe public transportation.

What do you do in the evenings or on the weekends for fun in Stark County or NE Ohio?

Hang with friends!

Could you see yourself spending your lifetime in Stark County and if not, what would cause you to leave?

Yes, although if I left it would be to live in a larger city.