Councilperson, District II

SheedyJohn A. Sheedy, Councilperson, District II
Councilman John A. Sheedy IV was born in Uvalde, Texas in 1961 and grew up in the small, close-knit, diverse community of Brackettville. His mother and father came from ranching families and his grandfather served as the Sheriff of Kinney County for 40 years. Sheedy worked on the family ranches during his youth, becoming a very skilled horseback rider and ranch hand, with most summers spent traveling with his family, as his father was a Transportation Coordinator that worked on motion picture sets around the country.

Councilman Sheedy graduated from Brackettville High School in 1979 and attended several semesters at San Angelo State University before being hired as a firefighter with the Del Rio Fire & Rescue Department at age 20 in 1981.

Sheedy was selected by the Fire Chief and promoted to Deputy Fire Chief and Emergency Management Coordinator in 1999. He was instrumental in leading our city through numerous high profile community concerns such as Y2K preparations, water turbidity issues, Swine flu, H1N1 and other public health concerns, as well as numerous severe weather Emergency Operations Center activations. He served as community lead on large-scale multiple day exercises which were facilitated by FEMA and the Governor’s Division of Emergency Management.

Implementing Programs

As Deputy Fire Chief he worked to implement the First Responder Program for the Fire Department, and submitted and managed numerous grant and funding projects such as; 911 Combined Communications Center, Emergency Operations Center, City of Del Rio Master Drainage Study, and others.
Councilman Sheedy received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Sul Ross-Rio Grande College and Associate Degrees in Fire Services Administration and Fire Protection and Safety Technology from Weatherford College. He was awarded Firefighter of the Year in 2005 and recognized by the Middle Rio Grande Development Council of Government for efforts in improving public communication systems.

Councilman Sheedy is married to Cherry and have one son, Ragan, who is currently serving in the United States Air Force.

Sheedy is proud to serve the citizens of our city and contribute to greater quality of life for all.