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Commissioner of the Revenue, Stafford County, Virginia

Crystal Hill, VA
March 31, 2021

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Scott A. Mayausky

** ****** ****** ***** – Fredericksburg, Virginia 22405

(Cell) 571-***-****

(O) 540-***-**** x1122


Broad leadership experience in local government with an accomplished record in government and community relations, museum/cultural development and public finance. A longtime elected official who has enjoyed broad bipartisan support and gubernatorial appointments from both political parties.

Government & Community Relations

More than 21 years of experience as an elected official, possesses a unique understanding of government relations and lobbying principals while providing a strong understanding of how policy and personal relationships with lawmakers can be leveraged to maintain existing programs and build support for new priorities.

Hosted and presented multiple public finance presentations as part of the World Bank’s Land and Poverty Conference. These presentations were attended by finance officials from over 60 different countries and World Bank staff.

Hosted and presented public finance presentations to local and regional government officials from Rajasthan, India.

Recipient of the 2019 Public Sector Champion, Excellence in Public Outreach Award presented by the Thomson Reuters Company to the locality that has excelled in public communication and outreach.

Prolific public outreach campaign includes: social media, videos, info-graphs, radio interviews, public appearances and speeches to civic, fraternal and professional organizations.

Engaged in multiple meetings with youth groups and civic leaders to foster a dialogue regarding racial diversity and the disparate impacts of local, state and national policies.

Proposed bills to members of the General Assembly for several new laws that created economic incentives specifically designed to attract distribution facilities in Stafford County. These bills have resulted in over 1 million sqft of new distribution space in 3 years; prior to passage of these bills there was no interest from this market sector.

Proposed a bill to members of the General Assembly for a new law that provided tax relief to residential property owners whose taxes increased because of a recently completed public works project. This bill provided tax relief to rural property owners and made building large public works projects less susceptible to public opposition by removing one of the primary criticisms.

Lead the effort to create the first cooperative regional tax agreement in the Commonwealth. Coordinated with elected officials from 5 different localities to develop a MOU creating standardized tax rates and depreciation schedules for data centers. This MOU streamlined the selection process for potential clients, making the Fredericksburg Region a target area for growth.

Executive Museum Experience

As President of the Stafford Museum and Cultural Center (SMCC) leads a diverse coalition of civic leaders in the development of a new facility that will provide a multidimensional view of Stafford history as well as a community gathering place.

In 2012 lobbied the Stafford County Board of Supervisors and secured $500,000 of local funding for the development of a “virtual” museum, logo development and public outreach.

Lead the process of consolidating Stafford County’s historical organizations into one unified entity.

In 2019 secured $250,000 of funding for a series of community outreach projects.

oVia Colori street art festival

oGrants for “Virginia Love” statues

oSchool mural projects

oHistorically themed playground designs

oStart a quarterly lecture series that will provide a diverse and unique look at the history of the Fredericksburg region and how it helped shape the nation.

Executive Committee for The Langley Flight Foundation, a nonprofit organization formed to raise $250,000 for a full-scale reproduction of Samuel Pierpont Langley’s Aerodrome #5.

Financial Management

Serves as an integral part of a very well respected and successful financial management team while managing one of the largest tax assessment offices in the Commonwealth.

As the chief assessing officer has overseen the growth of a real estate tax base from $5.2 billion in 2000 to $18 billion dollars in 2020.

Initiated multiple public private partnerships with software companies to develop innovative solutions which enables the office to operate at 1999 staffing levels despite a 65% growth in real estate parcels and a 60% growth in population.

Manges an annual tax base of $250 million.

Met with Moody’s Investor Services and Fitch Ratings to demonstrate the strength and diversity of Stafford’s local economy and tax base to help ensure Stafford become one of fewer than 50 counties in the country to achieve the coveted Triple AAA bond rating.

Became the first elected official ever appointed to the Real Estate Appraisal Board by Governor Bob McDonnell. Created the first set of guidelines and a checklist for tax assessors to follow as they pursued state licensure.

Education & Training

Has a strong theoretical background in addition to 24 years of practical real-world experience. This unique balance of theoretical and practical knowledge has proven beneficial as both a student and instructor/lecturer of public finance and government.

West Virginia University

Bachelor of Arts in History, 1995

Johns Hopkins University

Master of Arts in Government, 2011

The John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Awarded an Executive Certificate in Public Policy for completion of the following programs:

oSenior Executives in State and Local Government, July 2019

oBudgeting in the Time of Crisis, October 2020

oCOVID-19’s Economic Impact and Crafting an Effective Policy Response, December 2020

University of Virginia, Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service

Master Commissioner of the Revenue

Co-Author of Real Estate Appraisal Course

Instructor Commissioner of the Revenue Association Courses

Northern Virginia Community College

Adjust Instructor 2013-2015

Work Chronology


Commissioner of the Revenue January 2000-Present

In 1999 became the youngest elected official in the Commonwealth of Virginia

Serve as the chief assessing officer for Stafford County, one of the fastest growing and largest tax bases in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Conducts a biennial reassessment of more than $19 billion worth of real estate value and the annual assessment of personal property, generating more than $250 million in tax dollars.

Ensures assessments meet the legal parameters set forth by the Commonwealth and Stafford County.

Works with the Board of Supervisors and General Assembly to create and implement local tax policy and tax laws.

Real Estate Appraiser, Office of the Commissioner of the Revenue July 1996- Dec. 1999

Identified and valued over $1.2 billion of real estate and personal property for the purpose of local taxation

Meet with taxpayers to provide detailed explanations of assessments and complex tax regulations


Real Estate Appraisal Board

Appointed member by Governor Robert McDonnell, 7.1.2012 July 2012-July 2017

Joint Commission on Technology and Science May 2007- Jan. 2008

Advisory Committee, Underground Transmission Lines

Pesticide Control Board July 2001- July 2005

Appointed Member by Governor James Gilmore, 7.1.2001

Appointed Chairman by Governor Mark Warner, 7.1.2004


The Langley Flight Foundation Feb. 2021- Present

Stafford County Historical Society March 2020- Present

2nd Vice President, Museum Committee

Stafford Museum and Cultural Center Foundation Jan. 2009 – Present

Foundation Member 2009-2014

Foundation President 2015-Present

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