The Sac Valley Section established a memorial fund in Scot Mende’s honor after his passing in April 2015 for his outstanding contributions to the Section and to the profession of planning. Scot was a longtime SVS Board Member, our Professional Development Officer, and was instrumental in creating and leading the Section’s PLAN Sac Valley Mentorship Program, professional development and leadership activities, and AICP related training and CM credit programming. The Scot Mende Memorial Fund will ensure that these important programs continue as a tribute and ongoing legacy to Scot, reminding us all of the potential that great planning can realize and of those planners that have made, and left, the world a better place.
To-date the fund has raised over $6,000 and we sincerely thank all those who have donated. The Section Board has developed criteria for fund activities and the monies will be thoughtfully allocated on an annual basis to support mentoring, professional development, and training for planners of all generations in the Sacramento Valley.
Scot, thank you for always encouraging us to – Plan Big.
Click here to view flyer on the Memorial Fund.
If you would like to donate to the fund, please make check out to “SVSAPA” with a notation “Scot Mende Memorial Fund.”
Mail to SVSAPA c/o Elaine Sledge
P.O. Box 1794, Fair Oaks, CA 95628
For donations via credit card:
Please call Elaine Sledge at 916-234-9329