David Shorr was elected as Second District Alderperson in April 2016. He is currently chair of the Council's Personnel Committee and serves on its Finance Committee and Board of Park Commissioners.
David wants to help make the community we love a place where even more people will want to live and work. Because he views walkability as the key to vibrant neighborhoods and thriving local shops and restaurants, he pressed for redrawing the traffic lanes of Stanley Street
; supported installing new sidewalks to fill in gaps; and urged the Community Development Department to focus on neighborhood commercial districts such as the Stanley-Minnesota and Main-Michigan intersections.
Together with other Council members, David voted in favor of a series of exciting development projects as well as a more sustainable budget for street reconstruction and other capital expenses. He also co-authored a resolution condemning acts of intimidation against minorities; 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. In a few instances, David followed through on constituent suggestions to adjust parking spots on certain streets for better safety or snow plowing.
David comes from a career background in public affairs, including 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 conducting independent evaluations. David earned his Masters in Public Administration from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.
David and his wife, a UWSP music professor, live in the Goerke Park Neighborhood, and their daughter is a 2014 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. He's also a proud member of the Beerpigs trivia team.
Home Address: 2509 Peck St., Stevens Point, WI 54481