David Shorr is in his fourth term as Second District Alderperson. His committee assignments have been Finance and Personnel throughout his time on the Council, including three years as chair of Personnel. He also serves on the Board of Park Commissioners and Board of Administrative Appeals. During the pandemic, he and his Council colleagues: set up a grants program to help small businesses make rent; relaxed property tax payment deadlines; enabled tavern owners to serve more customers outdoors, and adjusted developer agreements to keep the Lullaby & Kmart site projects on track. Alder Shorr wants to help make the community we love a place where even more people will want to live and work. Together with others on the Council, he has supported a growth strategy focused on mixed-use development to make Downtown and N. Division Street more dense with residential and commercial properties - which boosts economic vitality and broadens our tax base.
For his part, Alder Shorr was the first council member to call for allowing free overnight on-street parking; pushed to redraw the lanes of Stanley Street to calm traffic; made sure accessory units and tourist rooming houses (AirBnB) have strict residency requirements; took a lead in opening a new pedestrian walkway between Division and Isadore; spearheaded getting Stevens Point to become a Green Tier Legacy Community; and helped formulate a 2016 resolution condemning acts of intimidation against minorities and another criticizing the Police & Fire Commission in 2020 for lack of transparency.
Shorr’s career background is in public affairs, including positions with prominent advocacy groups, foundations, and think tanks including Refugees International, Search for Common Ground, and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. The small business he runs, AdvocacyCraft Consulting™, helps nonprofits become more effective in the policy arena - mainly by conducting independent evaluations. David has a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. 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 member of the Beerpigs trivia team.
Home Address: 2509 Peck St., Stevens Point, WI 54481