David Shepherd is a life-long resident of Edmonton. He graduated from MacEwan University’s music program in 1995 and spent several years working as a musician and studio engineer. He has also earned a BA in Professional Communications through Royal Roads University in Victoria, British Columbia. He has lived in Edmonton-Centre since 2008.
Shepherd has spent five years in the public service with the Canada Revenue Agency, Alberta Health, and, most recently, the City of Edmonton’s LRT Design and Construction department. He has held a variety of positions facilitating public understanding of government policy and services.
He is an avid cyclist and passionate advocate for active transportation, working with community groups to improve safety and accessibility on Edmonton’s streets and promote community engagement. Shepherd is an active supporter of Edmonton’s arts scene, and has spent three years working with the North Edge Business Association to promote businesses in Central McDougall and Queen Mary Park. Through this work, he has developed a reputation as a powerful communicator and thoughtful commentator on politics and public policy.