Scott AlvordScott Alvord

Councilmember District 5
Term Expires: 2024
Phone: 916-784-0240| Email

Scott has been married to his college sweetheart, Karen, for 37 years. They have lived in Roseville most of their lives, raised their family here, and started businesses here.

Scott is the CEO of Advanced Development Concepts, LLC (business consulting, coaching, startups, marketing, etc. since 1986) He is also the president of Advanced Business Roundtable (a weekly business mastermind/roundtable since 2008 helping support local business owners), which organizes the Placer Valley Business Summit. Prior to his council service, he was the 12-year executive owner of A Dash of Panache (a French-deco tea parlor, cafe, and party place in Downtown Roseville) and the CEO of Fellowship Networking, Inc. (a ministry that provided business networking groups throughout the region for the purpose of growing small businesses). His wife, Karen, is the President & CEO of Make-A-Wish (Northern & Central CA, NE Nevada).

The Alvord’s have seven wonderful adult children. Some were family relatives they raised and adopted, and some were by birth. Regardless of how they entered the family, they are a close-knit family. Scott and Karen are extremely proud of their children, who are all contributing to society. Five of the children are now wonderful parents themselves. At this point, Scott and Karen have thirteen grandchildren.

Scott holds a master’s in business administration (MBA) from Sacramento State University. He was chosen by his professors to be in the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society. He also earned a bachelor’s in computer science (BSCS) from Pacific Union College. Scott is also a proud alumnus of the Roseville Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Roseville program.

Scott is an author, a speaker, and business coach. He taught as an adjunct business professor at Jessup University (2017-2021) and for 15 years has led a weekly business mastermind networking group. He writes the Business Corner column of the regional Gold Country Media newspapers.

Scott is a leader who really does walk the talk. Scott is known in the community for being transparent, available, and responsive. He leads by example at the neighborhood level, business level, and civic level to make the region a better place to live. He is passionate about making a positive difference in the world.

In return, the community has recognized his efforts by voting him titles such as Favorite Local Businessperson, Favorite Civic Leader, Favorite Local Hero (Style Magazine Readers’ Choice Awards), Best-of-the-Best Local Hero (2020 & 2021) for organizing and operating the Roseville Volunteer Force, Best-of-the-Best Elected Official (Roseville Press Tribune), Most Colorful Character (Roseville Press Tribune), and he was a finalist in the Gallina’s Business Person of the Year Award (2015 & 2016).

As an elected City Councilmember, Scott has served our city on the following council-related boards and commissions:

Current Council Assignments:

  • Economic Development Advisory Committee (chair)
  • Placer County Economic Development Board (chair for 4 years, now past chair)
  • Western Placer Waste Management Authority (WPWMA, chair)
  • Placer County Air Pollution Control District (past chair)
  • Placer County Water Agency (PCWA) – Roseville Water Committee
  • League of California Cities
  • South Placer Wastewater Authority (vice-chair)
  • Sacramento Valley Basinwide Air Pollution Control Council (vice chair)
  • Highway 65 JPA (alternate)
  • Placer County Flood Control & Water Conservation District (alternate)
  • South Placer Regional Transportation Authority (alternate)
  • Northern CA Power Agency (alternate)
  • Facilities / Park Naming Subcommittee (alternate)

Past Council Assignments:

  • Greater Sacramento Economic Council (GSEC)
  • Placer County Flood Control & Water Conservation District (past chair)
  • Regional Water Authority (RWA)
  • Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO, Vice-Chair)
  • Facilities / Park Naming Subcommittee
  • Law & Regulation Committee
  • Highway 65 JPA
  • Electric Utility Risk Oversight (alternate)
  • Union Pacific & City of Roseville (alternate)

Scott serves the community in the following roles:

Current Community Service:

  • Roseville Coalition of Neighborhood Associations (RCONA) (Executive Board, 2013-present)
  • Westpark Neighborhood Association (RCONA, 2015-present, past president)
  • Coalition of Roseville Youth (CoRY) (2018-present)
  • Roseville Police Activities League (RPAL) (2016-present, vice-chair)
  • Advanced Business Roundtable (2008-present, president)
  • 2,000+ member Roseville Volunteer Force (Founder/Organizer, 2020-present)

Past Community Service:

  • Parks & Recreation Commission, Roseville (2013-2016, chair)
  • Downtown Roseville Merchants, Inc. (2006-2016, president)
  • Fellowship Networking Group (president)
  • Roseville Youth Sports Coalition, Roseville
  • Placer Rescue Mission, 501c3 (until 2023, founding board member)
  • Placer County Homeless Advisory Commission
  • Downtown Revitalization Committee, Roseville
  • Personnel Board, Roseville
  • Pleasant Grove Neighborhood Association (RCONA) (2013-2015, president)
  • Downtown Roseville Specific Plan Steering Committee
  • Roseville Chamber of Commerce CORE (C3) Committee
  • Roseville Chamber of Commerce Revitalization Committee
  • Certified ambassador and lecturer, Successful Thinkers
  • Instructor, Roseville Business Police Academy
  • High school varsity coach for girls softball, girls basketball, boys football 
  • School board member for 11 years (chair 6 years)
  • Volunteer Firefighter with Deer Park Fire Department
  • Boy Scouts of America