|President of the Pittsburgh City Council|
September 5, 2006 – January 4, 2010
|Preceded by||Luke Ravenstahl|
|Succeeded by||Darlene Harris|
|Member of the Pittsburgh City Council from the 5th District|
January 5, 2004 – January 3, 2012
|Preceded by||Bob O'Connor|
|Succeeded by||Corey O'Connor|
Douglas A. Shields is a former member of the Pittsburgh City Council, on which he represented the 5th District from 2004 to 2012, and also served as the Council's President from 2006 to 2010. Before serving on Pittsburgh City Council, he served as Chief of Staff for 11 years to Bob O'Connor during O’Connor’s tenure on Pittsburgh City Council.
The Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition selected Shields as one of its 2006 Citizens of the Year to honor his accomplishments and he recently received an award for Distinguished Service to the AIDS Community at Shepherd Wellness' annual event.
Shields sought the office of magisterial district judge, despite not holding a law degree. The election for the seat took place on May 17, 2011, in which he lost to Hugh McGough, who also won the Republican primary and thus the seat in November uncontested.
Shields is married with two children. He resides in Squirrel Hill.
Boards and appointments
Shields sits on the following boards:
- Carnegie Mellon University, Board of Trustees, ex officio
- Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, Board of Trustees
- Carnegie Library, Board of Trustees
- Pittsburgh Municipal Pension Fund, Board of Trustees
- Comprehensive Municipal Pension Fund, Board of Directors
- Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Board of Directors, ex officio
- Regional Development Funding Corporation, Board of Directors, Secretary
- Sexual Assault Response Team of Allegheny County (SARTAC), Board of Directors
- The First Tee of Pittsburgh, Board of Directors
- The Pittsburgh Recovery Center, Board of Directors
- Pittsburgh Musical Theater, Advisory Board
- Delta Foundation, Advisory Board
- He also served as Treasurer and Board Member of the Community Technical Assistance Center (CTAC) for eight years
- "Change at the top". The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. September 8, 2006. Retrieved January 1, 2012.
- Brandolph, Adam (January 4, 2010). "Pittsburgh council elects Harris new president". The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Retrieved January 1, 2012.
- ThePittsburghChannel.com (January 3, 2012). "Corey O'Connor Sworn In, Announces Engagement, Remembers Late Father". MSNBC. Retrieved January 3, 2012.
- McNulty, Tim. "Doug Shields and the PG letters page". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
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