Scot Howard Mende

Jul 27, 1956 - Apr 17, 2015


Scot Howard Mende
July 27, 1956 – April 17, 2015

Scot Howard Mende, AICP of Sacramento, CA passed away on April 17, 2015 at the age of 58 years. He was born in Inglewood, CA and grew up in Culver City. His family moved to San Jose in 1972 and he graduated from Del Mar H.S. in 1974. Scot attended the University of California, Berkeley and received his B.A. (Economics) in 1979. In Berkeley, he worked for Angus McDonald and Associates. Scot met Kathy Gallup in Berkeley in 1984; they were married in Sacramento in 2002.
Scot came to Sacramento in 1988 to begin his career as a City Planner with the City of Sacramento. He has been with the City for 27 years, most recently as the New Growth Manager. Scot was very active in the Sacramento Valley Section of the American Planning Association, serving as their Professional Development Officer and working hard to encourage and mentor young planners. He was a skillful mediator and volunteered with the Sacramento Mediation Center.
Scot loved Sacramento and his neighborhood. Weekends were spent puttering around the yard, going to yoga class and dancing at local English Country Dances. Scot was a home winemaker and home brewer. He loved being outdoors and traveling

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