FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The City of Fayetteville welcomes Scott Kangas, who brings more than 30 years of parking business experience from both private and public sectors, as the new manager of the Parking Management Division. His first day was Monday, Jan. 4, 2016.
Scott’s expertise includes Americans with Disabilities (ADA) compliance, facility maintenance and repair, and parking safety and security. He has held a variety of parking operations positions in higher education and government – including the University of Minnesota, University of North Texas, Northern Illinois University, University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinic, Baylor Hospital in Dallas; and the cities of Durham, N.C., Davenport, Iowa, and most recently Minneapolis. He was also the general manager of a large parking equipment distributor in Minneapolis.
Scott has served as the chair of several International Parking Institute (IPI) committees including the ADA Committee, Conference Education Committee, Safety and Security Committee, and the State and Regional Parking Outreach Committee. For the past 30 years, Scott has served the IPI in roles with the Board of Advisors and moderated educational sessions. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Texas Parking and Transportation Association, and the Carolinas Parking Association. He founded the Minnesota Association of Parking Professionals and served as chair for 10 years. Scott has authored more than 20 articles for parking and safety/security trade magazines.
Holding a degree in criminal justice from the University of Minnesota, Scott is also a Certified Administrator of Public Parking (C.A.P.P.) from the International Parking Institute through the University of Virginia, and is a Certified Parking Professional from the National Parking Association.
Mayor Lioneld Jordan stated, “I am very excited to add Scott’s breadth and depth of experience and knowledge in parking to the City’s management team.”