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Arlington, Texas 76004-0231



photo of City Council member Robert ShepardCOUNCIL MEMBER ROBERT SHEPARD

First Elected June 2008
Term expires May 2014

5606 Hunterwood Lane
Arlington, TX 76017

Represents the entire city. Robert Shepard has been an Arlington resident for 25 years. With the Arlington law firm of Parks Huffman McVay Shepard and Wells, P.C., he is a shareholder, officer and director. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas and the Arlington Bar Association.

Robert and his wife, Lori, have two daughters, Chelsea and Shelby. They are members of the First United Methodist Church of Mansfield.

In 2007, Robert was recognized as the City of Arlington Volunteer of the Year. He is best known for his love for family, community and his passion for music. Since his college years, Robert has been performing in a variety of bands, and today is a member of three secular bands and regularly lends his God-given talents to three different Church praise and worship teams.

In 1980, Robert earned a bachelorís degree in business administration from the University of Texas at Arlington. He earned a doctorate in jurisprudence in 1983 from St. Mary's University School of Law.

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bullet 1999 Citizens Bond Election Committee
bullet 1999 Central Sector Leadership Committee
bullet 2000 Arlington Subdivision Rewrite Committee
bullet Arlington Public Library Board, Place 3 (Vice Chair 2000 - 2001)
bullet Arlington Planning and Zoning Commission (Chairman 2004-2007)
bullet 2007 Arlington Impact Fee Stakeholder Group
bullet Arlington Independent School District, Futures 2010 Boundary Committee
bullet Board of Directors, Downtown Arlington, Inc. (President 2001-2003)
bullet Board of Directors, Arlington Towne Center Foundation, Inc. (Chairman 2005 to Present)
bullet Economic Development Committee, Arlington Chamber of Commerce (Chairman 1999 to 2000)
bullet Executive Committee, Arlington Chamber of Commerce
bullet Board of Directors, Arlington Chamber of Commerce Foundation
bullet A Wish With Wings, Inc., Member of the Board of Directors
bullet Ducks Unlimited, Arlington Chapter, Member of the Board of Directors
bullet Mid-Cities Entrepreneurship Council, Member of the Board of Directors (Chairman 1995 to 1997)
bullet American Business Clubs (AMBUCS) (Treasurer 1990 - 1991) (Vice President/President Elect 1991 - 1992)(President 1992 - 1993)
bullet The Rotary Club of Arlington
bullet Leadership Arlington
bullet Young Men for Arlington
bullet Junior League of Arlington Riverfest General Committee Member
bullet First United Methodist Church - Youth Choir Music Sponsor
bullet First United Methodist Church - Mansfield, Building Committee Member 2005 - 2006
bullet High School Senior Mission Trip to Mexico Work Team Leader
bullet Walk to Emmaus Servant Team
bullet CTCYM Mission Trip Work Team Leader


bullet American Heart Association
bullet American Lung Association
bullet American Cancer Society
bullet United Way of Tarrant County
bullet Longhorn Council of the Boy Scouts of America
bullet Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Arlington
bullet YMCA of Arlington
bullet The Arlington Women's Shelter
bullet Mission Arlington

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