Cape Serves – Scott Meyer

Scott Meyer’s goal is to make Cape Girardeau the best city it can possibly be.

A 26-year-long career as a professional engineer led Meyer to his current position as city manager, having served in the role since 2009. His engineering career began at the Missouri Department of Transportation, where he worked as a district engineer for 22 years at various districts throughout the state. He then became the Director of Facilities for Southeast Missouri State University. He then started his career as City Manager in 2009.

City Manager Scott Meyer
City Manager Scott Meyer

You can typically find Meyer in meetings with city department leaders and community members, as collaboration is a large part of his job. The opportunity to meet and work with the community is one of his favorite things about his job.

Meyer feels that his role is being a liaison between City Council and the various City departments. His goal is to help everyone achieve their goals together.

“It is hard to not be able to do everything for the city, but we make sure we do the most we can do,” said Meyer. He strives to do the most for the community to provide satisfaction to citizens in the quality of services the City offers.

Meyer looks forward to presenting new initiatives and City plans that will better the community. He understands that behind a great city is great people, and Meyer tries to take every opportunity that can improve the quality of life in Cape Girardeau.


Brenna Shea is a mass communications major with a public relations concentration at Southeast Missouri State University. In summer 2019, she plans to begin her PR career at either a digital-marketing agency or a business-to-consumer corporation in the Greater St. Louis area. To learn more about her, visit her LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brennashea