David Shorr was elected as Second District Alderperson in April 2016. He currently serves on the Finance and Personnel Committees and the Transportation Commission.
David comes from a career background in public affairs, including senior positions with prominent advocacy groups, foundations, and think tanks in the foreign policy community. Now he runs his own small business as a consultant focused on helping nonprofits that work in the policy arena, mainly consulting for large foundations to independently assess how their grantees are performing. David earned his Masters in Public Administration from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.
David wants to help make the community we love a place where even more people will want to live and work. During his first term, he coauthored a resolution condemning acts of intimidation against minorities; nudged Council colleagues to finally decide on new locations for the Police Department and City Hall; pressed for redrawing the lanes of Stanley Street to make it more bike and pedestrian friendly; took a lead in getting Stevens Point to become a Green Tier Legacy Community; crafted a compromise ordinance on the storage of garbage cans; went through the Police and Fire Departments' Citizens Academy as well as training on sexual harassment laws; and lobbied legislators in Madison to make sure big-box retail chains pay their fair share of property taxes.
Along with the other Council members, David also supported a whole series of exciting development projects as well as a more sustainable budget for street reconstruction and other capital expenses.
David and his wife, a UWSP music professor, live in the Goerke Park Neighborhood, and their daughter is a recent SPASH graduate.
When he isn't grappling with problems of policy and politics, David is playing tennis, watching players on the pro tour, or umpiring youth, adult, or WIAA tournaments.
Home Address: 2509 Peck St., Stevens Point, WI 54481