PHILADELPHIA – Today, Mayor Cherelle L. Parker announced the appointment of Melissa Scott as the City’s Chief Information Officer. In her role, Scott will lead the City’s Office of Innovation and Technology’s strategy and initiatives to support public technology and innovation. Creating a connected and equitable digital landscape is essential to the mayor’s vision of a Safer, Cleaner, Greener Philadelphia, with Access to Economic Opportunity for All. 

“I’m delighted to announce Melissa Scott’s appointment as our City’s Chief Information Officer,” said Mayor Parker. “My vision for the Parker Administration is a smart, interconnected government, where technology and innovation help produce better, more efficient delivery of services to every resident of Philadelphia. Given Melissa’s breadth of experience in IT, I’m confident we’ve found the right person for the job. I’m proud to welcome Melissa Scott to our team.” 

“I am honored to lead the City’s technology, innovation, and digital access efforts as its Chief Information Officer,” Melissa Scott said. “I am confident my experience, expertise in IT management and software development, and passion for collaboration will support my ability to lead the Parker Administration’s technology strategy over the next four years.” 

Scott has served the City of Philadelphia since 2015 as an Information Technology Director and Information Technology Project Manager. Scott is a graduate of Howard University, dedicated to customer satisfaction with focused delivery of technical solutions. She is well-versed in software development, infrastructure, security planning, and daily operations management. Scott proudly led a team of technical experts and stakeholders to create and launch the City’s Office of Licenses & Inspection’s pioneering mobile application.  

As Chief Information Officer, Scott will lead all aspects of the City’s information security with digital accessibility, and innovative practices as main priorities.

View Scott’s headshot here.