Scott L. Taylor


Subdivision 4

Scott Taylor was born and raised in The Dalles. Scott’s early life was spent on his great-grandfather’s wheat ranch near Dufur with his mother and father.

After graduating from The Dalles High School, Scott attended Oregon State University and later transferred to the Oregon Institute of Technology in Klamath Falls, Oregon. After obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering Technology in 1979, Scott began his professional career with Pacific Power & Light Company (currently PacifiCorp). Scott’s first job as a new Engineer was to be part of the team to constructed the facilities for the Spring Creek Coal surface mine located in Decker, Montana. Upon completion and startup of this mine, Scott was transferred to the home office as a Cost and Schedule Engineer working on the scrubbers for the Jim Bridger coal-fired power plant in Wyoming.

Scott showed an interest in the Contracts and Material Services Department and was soon promoted to Contract Administrator. As Pacific Power evolved into doing more work with contractors there was a need to learn how to develop, negotiate, and manage contracts. This experience was instrumental to his ultimate goal to eventually become a Project Manager.

Eventually, Scott was one of four engineers picked to be trained for the next generation of Project Managers. These engineers were placed under the direction of senior Project Managers. Scott was a Field Project Administrator for substation, transmission, and distribution projects in Washington, Idaho, and Montana region, based in Yakima, Washington.

Later, Scott was transferred back to Portland, Oregon, and became a senior Project Manager in PacifiCorp’s Hydro Department. During his tenure in the Hydro Department of approximately 12 years, Scott budgeted obtained approval, and managed multiple hydro projects such as generator rewinds, turbine overhauls, and runner replacements as well as plant automation.

Several years prior to his retirement in 2016, Scott became the only Principal Project Manager in the company. Scott managed multiple projects such as a new 500 kV substation, communication projects, transmission line upgrades, as well as interconnects to solar and wind farms.

After his retirement, Scott and his wife April returned to The Dalles and built a new home where they currently live. Scott and April are glad to be home as both are active in volunteering in the community. Both are excited to be involved and to give back to the community where they grew up.

Term Expires 12-31-2026