Chris Sheffield

 
City Council
Title: Place Three Council Member
Chris Sheffield


"I am committed to protecting the quality of life so valued by the residents of the Wimberley Valley.   We should use our limited city funds in the smartest way possible to guide our growth, protect the land we love, and improve the transportation network for our cars, bikes, and pedestrians.” 

 
Chris Sheffield, Place 3, Wimberley City Council, has served on the council since November 2022 and has lived in the Wimberley Valley for 12 years.   

Chris is committed to a Wimberley that is welcoming to all, while protecting the quality of life that Wimberley has long afforded its residents and visitors. In the face of unprecedented growth in our larger region, he believes that active city management and long-term planning are keys to making sure we do not lose the rural character of this area.

Chris is actively pursuing transportation improvements throughout the city including enhancing existing road maintenance, efficient control of tourism traffic patterns, the provision of pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure, and continuing positive relationship-building with county and TXDOT officials. He also feels that Wimberley’s Parks and Recreation Department is one of the best of its size in the state and is encouraged by Blue Hole Regional Park’s fiscal sustainability. Chris is inspired by the hard work of residents and staff to protect our beautiful park and preserve lands. He believes in exploring public-private partnerships to continue to preserve additional green space in our area. 

Chris grew up appreciating the value of rural landscapes, people, and work on his family’s dairy farm in Northeast Ohio. He is a graduate of Ohio State University with concentrations in Communication and Natural Resource Management and holds a Master of Applied Geography from Texas State University in San Marcos. Chris is employed as the State Parks Trails Coordinator for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. 

Chris and his wife, Amy, have been married for 19 years and have two children attending Danforth Junior High and Wimberley High Schools. Chris relishes being outside for all manner of outdoor pursuits, especially those involving flowing water, and enjoys volunteering with his family for conservation and humanitarian causes. 

 

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