T. Scott Garrett, M.D.
The special speaker for the November 2017 prayer breakfast was T. Scott Garrett M.D., who represents Virginia’s 23rd House District.
Scott grew up in Lynchburg, graduating with the E. C. Glass H. S. Class of 1974. He received his B. A. in Economics in 1978 and M. D. degree in 1984 from the University of Virginia. He has practiced as a general surgeon in our community since 1989, including distinguished service to the Johnson Health Center, the Free Clinic of Central Virginia, the Lynchburg Health Department and the Central Virginia Training Center. He also served as the Chief of General Surgery for Lynchburg General Hospital and Virginia Baptist Hospital.
In May 2006, Scott was elected to an at-large Lynchburg City Council seat. Scott was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates in November 2009, and re-elected since then. He represents Virginia’s 23rd House District, which includes portions of Amherst County, Bedford County, and the City of Lynchburg. Delegate Garrett serves on the House Appropriations, Transportation, and Health, Welfare, and Institutions committees, as well as the Joint Commission on Health Care (where he serves as co-chair of the Healthy Living subcommittee), Virginia Water Commission, Joint Subcommittee on Mental Health Services in the 21st Century, Commission on Employee Retirement Security and Pension Reform, and Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth.
Scott’s involvement in the business, cultural and civic activities of Central Virginia has been diverse and extensive. He served on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Lynchburg Regional Chamber of Commerce, as well as the past President of the Board of Directors of the American Cancer Society, Historic Sandusky Foundation, and the Lynchburg Fine Arts Center. His participation in the performing arts includes 13 years singing with FACination, a local choral group.
Scott and his wife Whitney, along with their son Tyler, 14, and daughter Haley Gray, 12, reside in Lynchburg.