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Howard Shook is serving his fifth term as a member of District 7 on the Atlanta City Council. He has served on all seven of the council’s standing committees. 

He is currently Chair of the Finance Committee.

District 7 is best known for its blend of historic single-family neighborhoods and vibrant offices, hotels, restaurants, and retailers.

Howard's political and policy-making qualifications and experience include:

  • Ridgedale Park Civic Association President - 8 years
  • Former Chair of the Buckhead Neighborhood Alliance
  • Co-founder, Partnership for Better Government 
  • Member, Buckhead Area Transportation Management Association Board of Directors
  • Council appointee to the City of Atlanta’s Gentrification Task Force
  • Service on all seven council standing committees, including five years as chair of the Finance Committee and three years as chair of the Utilities Committee
  • Board Member, Atlanta Solid Waste Management Authority, Defined Contribution Management Committee
  • Atlanta City Council President Pro Tempore
  • Co-Chair of the Council’s Select Committee on Pensions
  • Atlanta Budget Commission
  • The Mayor’s Atlanta Pension Panel
  • Co-Chair of the Mayor’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Waste & Efficiency
  • Chairman, Atlanta-Fulton County Water Resources Commission

Shook and his wife, Alise, are the proud parents of two daughters, Catherine and Mary Martin.