Councilman David M. Shapera, re-elected to a second four-year term on the El Mirage City Council in 2012, was also a past member and Chairman of the El Mirage Planning and Zoning Commission. He has over 40 years in elected and appointed positions in government. He and his wife, Linda, have been married for 40 years and have four adult children and eight grandchildren. The Shaperas moved to El Mirage in 2002.
Shapera is a retired police officer and worked for the Clark County Coroner Medical Examiner in Las Vegas, Nevada. He recently retired from the Dysart Unified School District. He continues to guest teach at El Mirage schools and is a member of the Dysart Elementary PTO and Thompson Ranch PTSA. Shapera has also been a proud member of the Elks Lodge for 38 years.
As an advocate for the new city hall building, police station and YMCA recreational facility, Councilman Shapera continues to ensure the buildings will be used to proudly serve the El Mirage community. He strongly supports public safety, and continues working to upgrade City infrastructure within the parameters of affordability.
A vocal advocate for Luke Air Force Base, Shapera works with Luke's leadership toward common goals. Supporting economic development in El Mirage is a priority. Shapera has worked to streamline and assist businesses to open in the City. His new program was adopted by the City Council, which calls for directional signs to help businesses thrive.
Shapera is among council members who are strong advocates for the use of solar panels on City buildings, and he was at the forefront of bringing utility savings to City buildings.