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Scott Avedisian is the Mayor of Warwick, Rhode Island. In February 2014, Scott became the longest-serving Mayor in Warwick history. He was one of eight US Mayors to be part of the Jerusalem Conference of Mayors in Israel in 2006. In 1999, he led the American Council of Young Political Leaders delegation to Brazil. In 1997, he was chosen by the British government to be part of their European Union Series in Milan, Brussels, and London. In 1996, he was chosen to lead a US delegation to the Asia-Pacific Conference of Young Leaders in The Philippines. Prior to his election as the 15th Mayor of the City of Warwick, he served five terms as a member of the Warwick City Council. Scott was first elected in a special election in February 2000 with 58% of the vote in a five-way race. He was re-elected with nearly 70% of the vote that November. In every mayoral election since, he has carried all nine wards and has won every polling station in the city. Scott, a former president of the Rhode Island League of Cities and Towns, has a long history of public service. Beginning in his high school days, he was a page to the late United States Senator John Chafee, a legislative aide for the Rhode Island Senate, and Deputy Campaign Manager for Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Almond. Scott has been named a Paul Harris Fellow by Rotary International.He graduated from Providence College, earned a Master's in Public Administration from Roger Williams University, completed the state and local program at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Human Letters from the New England Institute of Technology. Scott is a 2005 Rodel Fellow of the Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.