Robert Shepard
Council Member Robert Shepard
District 6

Mayor Pro Tempore
At Large

First Elected June 2008
Term expires May 2020


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Robert Shepard has been an Arlington resident for over 30 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 one daughter. They are members of the First Baptist Church of Arlington.

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.

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

Council Committees

  • Economic Development, Chair
  • Finance & Audit
  • Environmental Task Force

Community Service

  • Arlington City Council - June 2008-present
  • Arlington Planning & Zoning Commission - 2001-2007, Chair 2004-2007
  • Arlington Library Board - 1998-2001, Vice Chair 2000-2001
  • Arlington Impact Fee Stakeholder Group - 2007
  • Arlington Independent School District Futures 2010 Boundary Committee
  • Downtown Arlington Inc. Board of Directors, President 2001-2003
  • Arlington Towne Center Foundation, Inc., Chairman 2005-present
  • Economic Development Committee - Arlington Chamber of Commerce, Chair 1999-2000
  • Executive Committee - Arlington Chamber of Commerce
  • Arlington Subdivision Rewrite Committee - 2000
  • Citizens Bond Election Committee - 1999
  • Central Sector Leadership Committee - 1999
  • The Rotary Club of Arlington
  • Leadership Arlington
  • Young Men of Arlington
  • AMBUCS (American Business Clubs), Treasurer 1990-1991; Vice President 1991-1992; President 1992-1993


  • State Bar of Texas
  • Arlington Bar Association

Special Recognitions

  • City of Arlington Volunteer of the Year - 2007


  • Bachelor's Degree - University of Texas at Arlington
  • Doctorate of Jurisprudence - St. Mary's University School of Law


  • Married: wife Lori / 1 child
  • Occupation: Attorney
  • Arlington resident since 1983

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