Scot Hunn is the principal and owner of Hunn Planning & Policy, LLC, a land use consultancy based in Edwards, Colorado. His career spans 25-years of public and private sector work in Eagle County and he regularly volunteers in his community, provides pro-bono services for non-profit organizations, has served as an appointed and elected official in the Town of Eagle, and currently serves as a charter member on the Eagle County Housing Task Force.
Like so many, Scot owes his love and understanding of the outdoors to people who showed him the way – his parents, older siblings, teachers, mentors and friends – and who gave him reasons and the freedom to get outside and explore. Growing up in farm country just outside Madison, Wisconsin, Scot had the best of both worlds – a rural lifestyle surrounded by forests, rivers, marshland and farm fields in which to get lost and get into trouble, along with the allure provided by the capital city of Madison. Being outdoors was never in question for Scot, and most family vacations and getaways centered on outdoor recreation in Wisconsin and Colorado.
Scot attended the University of Wisconsin – Steven’s Point where he earned a degree in Natural Resource Management and Land Use Planning. His favorite coursework centered on conservation, resource economics and growth management; his tattered copy of Aldo Leopold’s A Sand County Almanac remains his go-to source of perspective and inspiration.
Following college, Scot came to Eagle County to start his planning career at Eagle County Government in 1997. He went on to work for several years at Vail Resorts Development Company at a time when master planned communities like Arrowhead, Bachelor Gulch, and Red Sky Ranch were being developed. He later made his way back to Eagle County Government to refocus his career on public service and land use planning. Scot’s values and land use philosophy – directing density inward, building upon and protecting local assets and strengths, and promoting redevelopment as primary means toward preserving our natural environment – have been shaped by the growth pressures that continue to shape rural resort communities in the Intermountain West.
In 2016, Scot earned a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Colorado – Denver. Scot is a member of the American Planning Association and is certified through the American Institute of Certified Planners.
Scot’s world centers around his wife, Jaime Walker, their son, Conor, and one spoiled English Springer Spaniel named Bode. They reside in Edwards, Colorado. Whether walking, biking, hiking, skiing, playing or gardening, family free time and daily recreation is typically an outdoor affair. Scot is passionate about natural resource protection, combatting and adapting to climate change, and promoting continued coordination between jurisdictions in Eagle County toward a more sustainable, resilient future.