Effective, humble, wise and perceptive. Those are just a few of the words friends and colleagues use to describe Al Scott. On Friday when the Chatham County Commission holds its first meeting of 2021, Scott won’t be at the helm as chairman for the first time in eight years.
Meeting his term limits for chairman, Scott took aim at Chatham County Tax Commission last year, but lost that bid to Sonya Jackson during the primary election in June. But no matter the position Scott has held over his more than 40 years in public service, his influence at both the state and local levels has been unmatched, according to those who know him.