Culver Planning Commissioner Scott Wyant Succumbs
May 18, 2017
Culver City Planning Commissioner Scott Wyant died Thursday morning at home after a yearlong battle with cancer. He was 65. Wyant was an unsuccessful candidate for city council last year and had announced his intention to run in the 2018 race. Shortly thereafter he was diagnosed with brain cancer. Wyant was an avid body surfer and owner of Scott Wyant Information Systems. He was a regular at the morning breakfast held by the Culver City Chamber of Commerce where he delivered “tech talk” updating chamber members in the latest computer technology. He served on the chamber’s board of directors for 10 years and was awarded the President’s award in 2016. He chaired various committees and served as Vice Chair of the board. Wyant also served on the board of directors for the Culver City Education Foundation. He attended Columbia University, UCLA from 1989 until 1991 and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from UC Irvine. While at UCLA he earned a graduate degree. A fan of great music, he attended the New Orleans JazzFest every year. He is survived by his wife Leslie Spanier, daughter Molly Hyant and son-in-law Doug Hyant and his father Lee Wyant. He was predeceased in death by his mother Jean Wyant and Sister Laure Wyant. The family will be celebrating Scott’s life in two ways this coming weekend. Everyone should feel free to join for either or both, and to share the events (or this post) with other people who might want to join in.
Paddle Out - Saturday, May 20, 9 am at Manhattan Beach Pier If you want to paddle out, please bring a board (there may be a few extra boards available if you don’t have one). If not, you will be able to watch from the pier. Feel free to bring flowers to throw into the water. Scott’s Memorial Service - Sunday, May 21, 6:30 pm at Veteran’s Auditorium in Culver City. The family states no need to dress formally for either event. Scott would never have wanted to be the reason that anyone traded their shorts for "big boy pants" or put on a tie. Two causes that Scott supported fervently are equal access to healthcare and keeping the ocean clean and healthy. In that spirit, if you would like to donate in Scott’s honor you can do so here: Planned Parenthood: bit.ly/ScottWyantPP Surfrider Foundation: Bit.ly/ScottWyantSRF