Council Member Abe Shearer

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Current term: 2013-2017


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  • Born and raised in Harrisonburg
  • Enjoys biking, cross country skiing, traveling, sailing, and home renovation projects



  • Bachelor of Science, James Madison University



  • Strategent Financial, LLC


Civic Involvement/Other boards

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Harrisonburg-Rockingham County, Board of Directors
  • Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition
  • Harrisonburg First Church of the Brethren
  • Harrisonburg-Rockingham Free Clinic, Board of Directors
  • Massanutten Technical Center Foundation Board
  • Council Representative, Finance Committee
  • Rotary Club of Harrisonburg
  • Past Friendly City Food Coop, Board of Directors
  • Council Representative, Parks and Recreation Commission
  • Council Representative, Liaison to the Social Services Advisory Board
  • Council Representative, Massanutten Regional Library Board of Trustees (Vice-President)
  • Council Representative, Metropolitan Planning Organization
  • Council Representative, Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission
  • Council Representative, CDBG Selection Committee 
  • Council Representative, Liaison to the Plan Our Park Committee
  • VML Finance Policy Committee


Favorite thing about Harrisonburg
"Our proximity to so many outdoor opportunities, the mountains, and the amazing people that make up our friendly city."