Tim Shaw

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Tim Shaw

Mayor Pro Tem, City of La Habra


Director Tim Shaw was first elected to the La Habra City Council in 2008, and served as Mayor in 2012. In November of 2016 he was elected to a 3rd term on the City Council, receiving a record 13,243 votes.

In addition to his duties on the La Habra City Council, Director Shaw serves in various regional capacities.  He currently serves as the Chairman of the Orange County Transportation Authority’s Transit Committee as well as in other leadership roles including the Executive Committee, the Legislative and Communications Committee, and is a member of the State Route 91 Advisory Committee.  Director Shaw is one of two Orange County representatives serving on the Los Angeles – San Diego – San Luis Obispo Rail Corridor Agency (LOSSAN) Board of Directors.  Director Shaw is on the Board of Directors with the Orange County Sanitation District serving as a member of the Steering Committee, the Operations Committee, the Legislative and Public Affairs Committee, and the Ground Water Replenishment System (GWRS) Steering Committee.  Shaw also serves on the Board of Directors with the Association of California Cities – Orange County (ACC-OC), where he serves as Chairman of the Legislative & Regulatory Committee, a key committee in representing Orange County cities to the state and federal governments.

Director Shaw has worked in the office of California’s Governor, an Orange County Supervisor, and a State Senator.  He currently works as the Government Affairs Director for the Pacific West Association of REALTORS® and is an adjunct professor of Political Science at Rio Hondo College.

Director Shaw’s education includes a Bachelor of Science in Aviation Management from Southern Illinois University and a Master of Arts in Legislative Affairs from The George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management.  He served a two year Spanish-speaking mission for his church in Chicago, Illinois.

As a young man, Shaw attended Meadow Green Elementary School, Rancho Starbuck Junior High, and La Habra High School.  He also achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, and is still active with the Boy Scouts as a Merit Badge Counselor. 

Director Shaw is married to La Habra native Shannon Bryant, and they are the proud parents of sons Luke, Matthew, Wes, Jason, and Wyatt.

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