Scott W. Jellison


Scott W. Jellison
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Operations Officer
The Metropolitan District
Hartford, CT

In September 2006, the Metropolitan District Commission (MDC) appointed Scott Jellison as the agency’s Chief Operating Officer.

The MDC, with a staff of approximately 600, is a non-profit municipal corporation chartered by the Connecticut General Assembly in 1929 to provide drinking water, wastewater treatment, mapping and other physical services to the Hartford region.  The MDC operates two hydroelectric generation stations and, under contract to the Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority, performs the waste-handling function of the Mid-Connecticut trash-to-energy project. In 1998, the MDC, at the request of the Ad Hoc Riverfront Council, assumed the maintenance services of the Riverfront Parks system in Hartford and East Hartford.

Currently, the MDC is in year 5 of the 15 year $2.1B Clean Water Project that will eliminate Sanitary Sewer Overflows and reduce Combined Sewer Overflows and nitrogen discharges to the Connecticut River. The first phase of Clean Water Project construction began in 2008 including micro-tunneling, jacking, conventional open-cut excavation, and other tools to separate combined sewers and to establish new connections in homes, primarily in Hartford, where the oldest part of the sewer system exists. The program will include numerous projects including sewer separation, tunneling, infrastructure rehabilitation, and treatment plant upgrades. In addition the MDC is currently executing a $100M per year Asset Management program for its Water Distribution and Facility Improvements.

Prior to joining the MDC, Mr. Jellison served as Director of Project Management, for the Department of Public Works, State of Connecticut. He was responsible for a $200M per year Design and Construction Program supporting over 72 State Agencies. In addition, Mr. Jellison served as the Project Director for the largest redevelopment project ($1B) in Connecticut history, including the development of the University of Connecticut Stadium at Rentschler Field, Capital Community College-Downtown Campus (G. Fox Building), and Connecticut Convention Center.  All were part of the state funded Six Pillars of Progress – Capital City Redevelopment Project, which has been recognized with several prestigious awards for innovative design and minority contractor partnering.

A native of Pomfret, CT., Mr. Jellison graduated from the University of Hartford with a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1987.

Mr. Jellison has been active in many civic, charitable and government organizations, including the MDC Long Term Control Plan Citizens Advisory Committee, St. Mary’s Church and President of the Griffin Youth Hockey Association.