Mark Shepherd was born in Salt Lake City but grew up in Albuquerque, NM. He has lived in Clearfield for the past 23 years. Mark’s ‘non-political’ life includes being the Principal Broker for the Shepherd Real Estate Group, a local, independent real estate brokerage which he founded in 2018. His business focuses primarily on military relocation, both to and from Utah. Mark served nearly 9 years on the Clearfield Planning Commission before being elected to the City Council in 2007. After 6 years on the Council, Mark was elected as Clearfield City’s Mayor in 2013 and is now in his second term in that position. Mark has served as an Honorary Commander for the 388th MXG for three years and is presently serving as the Honorary Commander for the 466th FS. He was appointed by Utah’s Governor to serve on the Military Installation Development Authority (MIDA) which has responsibility for development of Enhanced Use Lease (EUL) properties throughout Utah. He serves on the Utah Defense Alliance and on the Board of Directors for the local Air Force Association chapter. He served for two years as the Chairman of the Military Communities Council for the National League of Cities, and now serves as the Vice-Chair for the Finance, Administration and Inter-governmental Affairs (FAIR) committee. Mark has been married to his wife Tammie for the past 31 years. They are the parents of seven children and three grandchildren. In his “spare” time, Mark will likely be found at a Real Salt Lake soccer game, searching for his ball at one of the local golf courses or at the gun range practicing his aim. Whichever activity that day might bring, you will almost always find one of his children by his side.