John C. Shepard, AICP; is a development professional, currently living in Southwest Colorado. He has been active in economic development and land use policy for 20 years across the Great Plains and Rocky Mountain states. From helping achieve adoption of a contentious update to the award-winning PlanCheyenne to helping build prosperity in a rural mountain town, Shepard is a well-rounded community steward. John is also an amateur historian, avid outdoorsman, and occasional music critic.
Mr. Shepard is a graduate of the University of Illinois and the University of Colorado, and holds certifications from the National Development Council and the American Institute of Certified Planners.
All articles and opinions herein are his alone and do not reflect views or policy of his employer or any funding agency.