Romney Institute Alumni Board

Scott Trainor, MPA 1997

Scott Trainor, MPA 1997

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Current Position: Class Rep
Member Since: 2017

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Job Title: City Manager
Company: City of Fountain
Location: Colorado, United States


  • International City/County Management Association, Board Member
  • 2021 President, Colorado City/County Management Association
  • Family
  • The Denver Broncos!
  • Skeet/Trap shooting
  • Skiing
  • Reading


Scott Trainor has served as the city manager of Fountain, Colorado (population 32,000) since 2007. Prior to his appointment to his current position he served as the city manager of Ontario, Oregon from 2002-2007 and the city manager of Cedar Hills, Utah from 1997-2002. He began his career in city management as an intern for the City of Orem’s where he worked under his mentor, the late Jim Reams.

Scott graduated from Brigham Young University’s Romney Institute with a Master of Public Administration in 1997. He also holds a bachelor’s in urban planning & resource management from BYU. Scott is a credentialed member of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and has also held numerous leadership positions in the Utah City Management Association, the Oregon City Management Association, the Boy Scouts of America, and the Lions Club. He has served on the National League of Cities Military Communities Council, and ICMA’s Sustainable Communities Advisory Committee, and is the current President of the Colorado City/County Management Association.

Scott and his wife, Jennifer, currently live in Fountain, CO. His oldest daughter and her family live in Colorado, his son is studying to become a Physical Therapist in Florida, and his second daughter is studying English in Seattle while her husband serves in the Navy. His youngest daughter just graduated from BYU-Hawaii as a Biology Major and is getting ready to go to Ecuador to volunteer at a wildlife sanctuary in the Amazon.