Meet Scott Matas

I was born and raised in Desert Hot Springs and it is my honor to serve.

It is my honor to have this opportunity to serve you as your Mayor. I have grown up in this beautiful city, and have enjoyed serving in many ways. I was elected to City Council during a special election in 2007, and to serve as Mayor in 2015.  I was re-elected in 2018.

I hope my experiences and knowledge I have gained through my service has granted me the leadership experience I need to continue to push Desert Hot Springs forward.

I have worked hard to build a consensus and strong partnership among our council and feel that throughout this first term was have accomplished just that. We hope to have your help along the way, never hesitate to call or email me or the rest of our council with any concerns, questions or ideas.

From myself, Victoria and our children, we thank you for believing in me, and believing in Desert Hot Springs.


My Mayoral goals have focused on the following:

  • Public Safety
  • Economic Development
  • Fiscal Stability
  • Youth To Senior Programs

I invited my fellow residents of Desert Hot Springs to share your concerns, questions and ideas with me as I do my best to keep you informed.

My social media channles through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as well as my website are available and I do a monthly video address here on Facebook and my YouTube Channel.

I have regular office hours every Tuesday from 9am to 2pm. No appointment needed first come first serve and all walk-ins will have 30 minutes without interruption (If no one is waiting more time can be granted.) All other appointments will need to be scheduled, email or call city hall at 760-329-6411 ext. 105

Desert Hot Springs City Hall is located at 11999 Palm Drive, Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240.

I am excited to see what the future holds for us together.