Bill Scanlon and his wife Louise served as Mayor and First Lady of the City of Beverly for eighteen years starting in 1994. During that time Beverly emerged from a massive financial deficit and was able to raise its bond rating multiple times while upgrading and improving Beverly’s entire public school system and resolving storm driven chronic flooding problems.

The Scanlons live in Centerville in a home they built together in 1988. Louise is a naturalized citizen who grew up in the town Shediac in the province of New Brunswick, Canada. She is fluently bilingual. Bill grew up in the Dorchester section of Boston.

Louise is active in several charitable organizations while Bill works part time as a consultant to troubled businesses and is active in several organizations including the Beverly Rotary Club and Harborlight Community Partners.

They have two grown children and four grandchildren. Bill is a veteran who served as an officer in the Navy’s Civil Engineering Corps. He holds a degree in Civil Engineering from MIT and an MBA from Harvard Business School.