Scott Keith is the president and CEO of the Lansing Entertainment & Public Facilities Authority (LEPFA). LEPFA is the organization behind some of your favorite places around Lansing like the Lansing Center and Cooley Law School Stadium.
“We’re responsible for a number of big events around Lansing,” said Keith. “We put together Common Ground, and now ‘I Love the ’90s.’ We’re doing Margarita Fest again this year, and we hope that it’s another sellout.” This year, LEPFA is taking on Silver Bells in the City and trying to expand into other regions.
“It’s very exciting for us,” Keith explained. “It’s going to take us to a larger scale. We tend to focus on the downtown Lansing area, but we’re working to expand to more areas.”
Keith moved here around 20 years ago and loves Michigan and the Lansing area.
“Lansing is a smaller city with a lot of the amenities of a larger city,” Keith said. “We’ve got professional teams, a university, performing arts and a fantastic food scene. Lansing may not be known for one thing, but we have a lot of everything. And I’ve never lived in a city that has been more welcoming.”
Keith likes to be outdoors, and most of his recreational activities are there. He likes to garden, snowmobile, fish, golf – anything outdoors.
“I think Michiganders need to take more advantage of the winter months,” Scott said. “We should get out and enjoy the winter as much as the summer.” Taking full advantage of the winter, Keith has created a backyard ice rink for the last 15 years.