First elected: 2004 in the Northern ward.
Responsibilities: chairman of Te Komiti and city centre committee.
Total salary: $42,380
Meeting attendance: 92.7%
Social media: 215 Facebook friends (private account). No Twitter. SUMMARY Sheppard was seen as less available in this triennium and often ‘‘pushing the barrow’’ of rates, while other issues seemingly pass him by. ‘‘If he believes in something, he is true to himself and fights that corner, but he seems tired,’’ one panelist said. Some noted that he was open and helpful and his availability was his strongest suit – ‘‘a true city servant’’.