Born and raised in Belleville attending Kente Public School in Ameliasburgh and Centennial Secondary School, Scott is one of Canada's most sought-after corporate communications and issues management professionals and a founder of the firm Feschuk Reid.  A former senior advisor to Prime Minister Paul Martin, he has counselled countless CEOs, senior executives and political leaders.  He is the former co-host of CTV's National Affairs, a past columnist for the Ottawa Citizen, currently serves as an analyst for CTV News, Newstalk 1010AM and the Bellmedia radio network.  He is also featured on the popular Curse of Politics podcast.  In 2022, Scott was named one of Canada's 50 most influential Canadians by Maclean's Magazine.  He is a Fellow at the Clayton Riddell School of Political Management at Carleton University and is an Adjunct Professor at Queen's University's School of Political Studies where he teaches a course on government communications as part of the Masters of Political Administration program. 
The 55th annual Joint Services Club Luncheon was held at The Grand and the hall was filled to capacity, a total of 13 service clubs represented and welcomed by Peter Malone, President of the Rotary Club of Belleville as host -- the Picton Rotary Club, Quinte Sunrise, Stirling Rotary Club, Trenton Rotary Club, Wellington Rotary Club, Belleville Shriners, Belleville and Trenton Kiwanis, the Lions Club, Belleville and Quinte Probus and the Hospital Auxiliary.  Dignitaries included MPP and Ontario Energy Minister Todd Smith, Belleville Mayor Neil Ellis, Hastings County Warden Bob Mullen and Past President of Rotary International Wilf Wilkinson who remains active in the Trenton Rotary Club.  Also present were LG Marj Buck, Kiwanis District and Assistant Governor Sandi Ramsay, Rotary District 7070.  Each of the Club Representatives presented current initiatives about their organization and the work being done in the community.  Very impressive with a very wide scope of community service, all for the greater good in our community. (pictured above Cory and Bill MacKay, Co-Presidents of the Rotary Club of Stirling and Peter Malone, center)
Scott Reid remains optimistic with respect to the current Canadian political system as well as in the U.S. that the pendulum will swing back from today's deterioration overall, influenced by lessons of humility and perseverance and commitment of like-minded people such as are here today.  We are what drives the direction and will end up being in a better place, more positive.  Social media has encouraged the promotion of saying horrible things, winding up already angry folks.  Today's politicians operate using a different set of principles, nothing to do with party association.  We need to look for certain values in political people who recognize the importance of service and a sense of acting collectively, coming together.  What used to be a sense of community has been beaten out of politics and people need a taste of humility, not acting out of a sense of their own self.  Being part of a team needs to be a combined effort with dedication towards the constituency being the greatest priority.
Brad Ford, President of the Belleville Kiwanis Club thanked Scott for reminding everyone that politics are everywhere and people of the right character are what are needed to be leaders.